INTRODUCTION This   conference,  focusing  on  ‘Contemporary  issues   in  Victimization,  Victim  Assistance  and   Crime Prevention’  is  the  7th  Annual  Conference  organized  during  University  of  Nairobi  Research  week  in collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University,  Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria and Kibabii University, Bungoma County, Kenya. The Conference will be held from 30TH– 31ST October 2024.It is a blended conference with face to face sessions taking place at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. The conference organizers invites students,  scholars, researchers, professionals, policymakers, think tanks, activists, Non- governmental organizations, and volunteers and other stakeholders from other disciplines to prepare papers for presentation and discussion. with the prevailing circumstances in Sub Saharan  Africa like forced migrations, displacement,  mental health, gender based violence, religious and other killings, coups, ethnic wars, sexual orientation among others crime committed need urgent attention.   CALL FOR PAPERS The conference welcomes original researches, case studies, poster presentations, workshops and dialogues papers in the field of Victimization, Victim Assistance and Crime Prevention We will accept abstracts between 250-400 words. Full original paper submissions  under 12,000 words, will be submitted as per the guidelines which will be provided after acceptance of abstract   ABSTRACT SUBMISSION  GUIDELINES Original papers or ongoing researches are welcome Collaboration among multiple authors, colleagues and other scholars is highly encouraged. Co-authored papers will be accepted with consent from both authors. It is the responsibility of the Lead Presenter to obtain the consent of fellow authors. All presentations must adhere to intellectual property rights legislation. University of Nairobi will not be responsible for infringements of intellectual property or plagiarism in any of the conference presentations. Abstracts for paper presentations must include a description of each of the following: The research focus or problem The conceptual framework informing the research Research methods, including ethics Key insights or findings, and implications.   Conference Objectives

  1. To provide a forum for stakeholders both international and local, to deliberate and share insights and ideas on victim circumstances and victimization across board.
  2.  To bring together multi-disciplinary researchers and scholars where subjects like law, sociology, criminology, psychology, gender and education converge to calibrate on victim assistance process, victimization and crime prevention.
  3.  To create local solutions for understanding  the link between  Rights of vulnerable  victims and the Criminal Justice System
  1. To show case good practices of supporting victims, survivors and perpetrators on integration into the society.
  2. To position victim support, victimization and crime prevention  and perpetrator  work as fields of impactful research and practice in addressing critical societal challenges.
  3. To research and practice in addressing challenges facing the efforts to reduces victimology tendencies in the society.


  • Rights of vulnerable victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • Theory and practice in Victimization
  • Victimization  situations:  Environmental  injustices,  Historical,  indigenous  Knowledge/  communities  and political Violence.
  • Victims of Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Refugees/internal Displaced persons, natural calamities
  • Social injustices: Victims of violence against women, Violence within family; Intimate Partner Violence, Child abuse and elderly Abuse, Gender issues and victimization
  • Vulnerability  and  Victimization,  Alternative  Justice  Systems,  Local  reconciliation  practices,  Indigenous knowledge on Victimization and Victim support.
  • Role  of  stakeholders  in  Victimization  process:  Government,  NGOs,  CBOs,  Health workers,  Faith  based organizations, Prisons, legal bodies, Research groups, think tanks, opinion leaders and funders.
  • Research and Practice in victimology: Digital technology; online crimes; cybercrime, fraud, money laundering, impersonation, social media, misinformation, climate change and victimization
  • Psychological and Mental Health of Victims, Trauma and stigmatization,
  • Perpetrator work: perpetrator and victim relations, the harmer and the harmed, safety on both sides, violence and resolution strategies
  • Gender  and  victimization, family violence,  persons  with  disabilities  and  victimization, Intimate  partner violence,
  • Emerging issues  : online victimization, Fraud, money laundering,  Fake, impersonation,  social media, hate crimes, sexual orientation, LGTBQ, innovations in victim assistance , Artificial Intelligence(AI),

  About the University of Nairobi, Kenya The University of Nairobi is the oldest University in Kenya with its origins in the Royal Technical College of East  Africa, which was established  in 1956 to offer education  and training in technology  and business. Subsequently, the University of Nairobi was established  out of the University College, in 1970. From the first 215 students who registered to study in the Royal Technical College of East Africa when it opened its doors to students for the first time on 23rd April 1956, there are today over 50,000 students enrolled cutting across  different  nationalities.  The  University  continues  to  be  a  center  for  intellectual  life,  a  locus  of research activity extending the boundaries of knowledge, a resource for professional development,  a key player in the growing global network of scholarship and a hub for training future leaders and professionals globally. The University is considered a source of excellence and a leader in new initiatives and innovations in response to national and global issues.  It is endowed  with some  of best and highly rated professors, scholars and researchers in Africa who service the wider community in bringing change to the society and creating  a  difference.  Other  notable  strengths  include  a  vast  base  of  talented  holistic  students  who leverage on their diversity to create a pool of talents and skills that rejuvenate the university community. Website:   Cohost: Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna Stae,Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It was opened in 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria. It was founded by and is now named for Ahmadu Bello, first premier  of Northern  Nigeria.  The university operates a main Campus at Samaru; a satellite from nearby Kongo, and a pre-degree school in Funtua, approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi) away. The  main campus  houses  administrative offices  and faculties  of physical sciences,  life sciences,  social sciences,  arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences,  agricultural sciences, and research centres. Kongo hosts faculties of law and administration, the latter addresses accounting, business administration, local government and development studies as well as public administration.   Ahmadu Bello University shall be a world-class university comparable to any other, engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge, using high quality facilities and multi-disciplinary approaches, to men and women of all races, as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs of its immediate community, Nigeria and the world at large. Website: h t t p s : / / a b u . e d u . n g /   Cohost: Kibabii University   Kibabii University is a public university in Kenya located  in Bungoma County along Bungoma-Chwele highway, Kenya. Previously a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, the university was granted  its Charter by President  Kenyatta in November 2015. Motto: Knowledge for Development, Colours: White, Blue, Gold Website:   IMPORTANT DATES

Call for papers 10/05/2024
Abstract submission 25/07/2024
Abstract acceptance 31/08/ 2024
Full paper submission 30/09/2024


Students KSh 1000(USD 10)
UoN,Kenya KSh 2000(USD 20)
Other participants KSh3000(USD30)

    For any further information about the conference, contact: Director, Institute for Development Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State,  Nigeria.   Department of Educational and Distance Studies Email: Tel. +254 0722 661299/721202685   Kibabii University contacts Dr. Rispah Nasimiyu Wepukhulu Director, IGDS Kibabii University,email  Tel: +254 729915257 Conference submission email: