The Department of Educational and Distance Studies, Faculty of Education,University of Nairobi, Kenya, is hosting the 5th Annual Forensic Victimology and Victim Support Conference Kenya 2022 again during the University of Nairobi Research week 2022.

The university, in supporting research practice in the community and within organizations and institutions has created a forum –The Annual University of Nairobi Research week. For the last 4 years the Department has successfully hosted the Forensic Victimology and Victim Support Conference in Kenya to bring together. students,staff,professionals,researchers,practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of victimology, criminology, psychology and other victim support providers locally and globally.

While contemporary Victimology discourse has focused on harm, resulting from criminal activities, victimization resulting from more frequent tragic incidents with a relatively-higher fatality rate, have not received their due share of attention by victimologists and other victim support practitioners. Incidents such, human trafficking, COVID 19 pandemic victims, victims of war and crime, mental health, persistent violence in various spaces, increased cases of suicide, terrorism ,job losses ,missing persons and abductions, increased human trafficking and others affect people and communities in different depths. Therefore, there is need forvictimologists, scholars, practitioners, individuals, institutions, researchers and other stakeholders to conceptualize these occurrences and calibrate the lens of evolving victimological thought in order to create a perspective relevant to African socio-cultural and economic reality

The conference willinitiate victimology discourse that would further the efforts towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially; SDG 10Reduced Inequalities, SDG 16Peace,Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG17 Partnership for the Goals. I will also endeavor to provide opportunitiesnecessary for the engagement between academicians, policy makers and practitioners. This Two-day conference will create a platform to explore further the notion of a victimology of relevance to contemporary Africa.While Day one will take the form of Training of Trainers Workshop (ToT), Day two will have plenary presentations, keynote speeches and research presentations.


The 5TH Annual Forensic Victimology and Victim Support Conference will begin with a pre-conference Training of Trainers workshop (ToT) to be conducted on 26THOctober 2022. The workshop willbe spearheaded by members from the World Society of Victimology (WSV) and other victim support professionals. These sessions will provide practical and theoretical knowledge transfer to conference participants for use in various spaces within the society and organizations. The workshop will build skills and equip the participants on emerging issues on forensic victimology and victim assistance from a theoretical and scholarly perspective.

This Conference focus is on the Theme: “Innovative Practices for Victim Services in the Society”

Conference Objectives

  1. To provide a forum for stakeholders both international and local,to deliberate and share information and ideas on innovative practices for victim service in the society.
  2. To create an experience exchange forum foracademicians, policy makers and victim advocacy practitioners to understand the role of victim support in changing times.
  3. To understand victimology as a multi-disciplinary approach where subjects like law, sociology, criminology, psychology,gender and education converge to improve the quality of life for those in society experiencing misfortune.
  4. To create a networking platform for partnership formation,to tackle issues dealing with victimology and crime victimization.
  5. To show case good practice of supporting victims and survivors on their journey to recovery and resilience building.
  6. To contextualize Kenya Victim Protection Act 2014 within global victimology discourse.
  7. To create a network of scholars from various universities, institutions and other related organizations that will spearhead the process and utilization of forensic victimology and victim support within their structures.

Sub themes

  • Theory and Practice in victimization
  • Rights of vulnerable victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • The notion of ‘Victimhood’ and historical Injustices
  • Trauma and stigmatization in psychological theory and practice, vicarious trauma
  • Victims of Digital technology; online crimes; cybercrime, fraud, money laundering, impersonation, social media
  • Understanding Mental Health and Victimization
  • Victims of Environmental Injustices and Political Violence
  • Research and Practice on victimology ,victimization and  victim support
  • Victims Human Trafficking, Immigrants/Refugees/internal displaced persons
  • Victims of violence; Violence against Women, Violence within Family (Includes: Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, and elderly abuse.
  • Vulnerability and victimization: Victims of COVID 19,victims of Institutional and Organizations structures
  • Role of stakeholders in Victimization and Victimological process: Government, NGOs, CBOs, health workers, faith based organizations,  Research groups and opinion leaders
  • Emerging issues in criminology, Victimology and victimization and victim support.

Call for Papers

The conference welcomes original researches, case studies, poster presentations, workshops and dialogues papers in the field of Victimology, criminology, sociology, Psychology, law and other related fields.

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

Theme   :               “Innovative Practices for Victim Support Services in the Society”

Venue                    :               University of Nairobi, Kenya

 Date                      :               26TH-27TH October 2022

Host                        :               Hosting Units–

  • Department of Educational and Distance Studies, Faculty of Education

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Type: Blended (Face to Face and Virtual )

Important Dates:

Call for papers to be out June 14, 2022

Abstract submission Open up to 22/08/2020

Review of abstracts and acceptance Continuous

Full paper submission August 23 – September 30, 2022

Registration for Presenters July 1 – September 30, 2022

Registration for Participants July 1 – October 14, 2022

Conference Dates October 26-27, 2022

Abstract Submission Guidelines

We welcome papers applying any recognized or new methodology.

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 submission email:5thannual@uonbi.ac.ke

Conference papers will be presented on power-point

Conference website

To be provided

You are welcome to disseminate this call for papers through your professional networks.
We look forward to engaging with you at the conference and workshop.

To read more about the UoN Research week on the following website.ww.uobi.ac.ke

Conference submission email:5thannual@uonbi.ac.ke

For Conference Programme Click here

For any further information about the conference, contact:

Anne Aseey PhD,

Email: aaseey@uonbi.ac.ke    Tel.+254 721202685

University of Nairobi


Joyce A. Otieno

Email:jotieno@uonbi.ac.ke  Tel. 0724 204999

University of Nairobi





Dr. JoashMigosi-jmigosi@uonbi.ac.ke


Department of Educational and Distance Studies

Email:dept-edustudies@uonbi.ac.ke  Tel. 0722 661299

Presentation Formats

1. Paper presentations: 2 days (20 minutes per paper)

Conference Fees

  • Students – Kshs 500 or USD 5
  • UON Teaching and Non-Teaching staff Ksh 2000 or USD 20
  • UON Research week Institutional/Organizational Partners- Ksh 2000 or USD 20
  • Others: Ksh 3000 or USD 30