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Launching a New Victimology Journal


Bob Jerin and Bonnie Fisher spoke with Matt Derbyshire, who is in charge of sociology, law and criminology journals at Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, during the last ASC conference.  We primarily focused on restarting our discussion to launch a new victimology journal.  Among the issues we talked about were sustaining and marketing a new victimology journal to DOV members (ASC) and Section on Victimology members (ACJS) and beyond. 

 

Matt had several questions about contributors and publishing that Bob and Bonnie thought best be asked to both memberships.  Matt emailed both of them in late December with a list of questions he and his staff would like answered.  These questions include:

 

  1. How many Victimology articles do you normally publish in a year?
  2. Where do you currently publish your Victimology research? Please rank publications in order of preference. Criminology/Justice Quarterly/Violence & Victims/Victims & Offenders/etc.
  3. What factors do you consider most important when selecting a publication venue for your research? Prestige/Impact Factor/Affiliation with an academic group/Scope focused solely on Victimology/Quick editorial decision/
  4. Do you personally need another publishing option for your Victimology research?
  5. What could a new Victimology journal offer that would persuade you to submit your research to it rather than the journals you currently submit to?
  6. Would you recommend that your university’s library subscribe to a new Victimology journal?

 

Bob and Bonnie will be designing a short survey this spring that incorporates these questions and a few others, too. If you would like to be a part of developing the survey and writing the prospectus, please email Bob at rajerin@endicott.edu or Bonnie at fisherbs@ucmail.uc.edu If you have any ideas for additional questions, we welcome these too. Again, email Bob at rajerin@endicott.edu or Bonnie at fisherbs@ucmail.uc.edu

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 DOV AWARD NOMINATIONS!

 


A NEW AWARDBonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Award – This award will be given to a scholar who has made a significant contribution in the area of victimology over the course of their lifetime.  This may be in terms of scholarship or teaching. 


The faculty researcher of the year award – This award will be given to a scholar who has made a significant contribution in the area of victimology in 2016 (e.g., peer review publications or books).   The nominator should provide explanation and evidence for why the nominee’s work is a significant contribution to the discipline of victimology.   


The faculty teacher of the year award – This award will be given to a teacher who possesses excellence in teaching victimology and/or victimology related courses in 2016.  Evidence of teaching excellence could include (but is not limited to) letters from students or examples of assignments. 


The graduate student paper of the year award – This award will be given to a graduate student for an exceptionally written paper on a victimology related topic that was written in 2016.  While the paper can have multiple authors, only papers that are exclusively written by student authors will be considered for this award.  Nominees should write a one page statement as to why they believe the paper makes a contribution to the area of victimology and should also attach the paper.  

 

The undergraduate student paper of the year award - This award should be given to an undergraduate student for an exceptionally written paper on a victimology related topic that was written in 2016.  While the paper can have multiple authors, only papers that are exclusively written by student authors will be considered for this award.  Nominees should write a one page statement as to why they believe this paper makes a contribution in the area of victimology and should also attach the paper. 


The practitioner/activist of the year award – This award should be given to a practitioner or activist who has made a significant impact on the lives of victims or those who work with victims.  The nominator should provide evidence of how this practitioner has made a difference in the lives of victims in the year 2016.  


Winners of the graduate student paper will be awarded $250 and undergraduate student paper will be awarded $150 papers (to be split among coauthors, if applicable).  


 If you have any questions, please email Bonnie at Bonnie.Fisher@uc.edu

 

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The Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for Victimology Studies



The Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for Victimology Studies (given by the Darald and Julie Libby Foundation) is designed to recognize an exceptional graduate student in the field of victimology. 

 

The division will annually give one graduate student a one-time award in the amount of $5,000 to support a project involving original research, program or service development, implementation, and/or evaluation, or advocacy.  In order to be eligible, the student must be the leader or principle investigator on the project.

 

Budget items that will be supported include, but are not limited to, data collection, data purchases, hardware/software purchases, travel (e.g., to archives or for other data collection purposes, to professional development workshops or conferences, etc.), promotional or program materials, office supplies, and/or salary support.


If interested, click on the pdf. below for more information. 

siegel_award_dov2016.pdf
Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship