AuthorG.S. Bajpai
Published date01 April 2022
Date01 April 2022
Subject MatterEditorial
The year 2022 marked a new beginning for the Journal of Victimology and Victim
Justice. The Journal saw a change in institutional ownership and has found a new
home at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Over the last few
years, the Journal has seen an immense response in terms of both contributions
and readership. It is a stellar achievement for the journal that despite its recency,
the previous editions of the Journal have received contributions from noted victi-
mologists including Prof. John P.J. Dussich, Prof. Tyrone Kirchengast, Prof. Gerd
Kirchoff, Prof. Arvind Verma, Prof. Leah E. Daigle and Prof. K. Chockalingam
amongst a plethora of others. It gives me immense pleasure to record that JVVJ
now boasts of regular contributions from across the globe and the same can be
gauged from the variety of contributions in this issue itself.
This issue of the journal features important articles on some of the most
cutting-edge contemporary issues in the field of Victimology. The first article is by
Tess S. Cole and Dallas Cole on the subject of “Exploring the Effectiveness of
Legislation Combating Digital Non-consensual Sexually Explicit Image (DNSEI)
Distribution.” Through the use of content analysis, the authors have studied the
cases of DNSEI Distribution in USA in order to assess their prevalence and effects.
The study finds that a lack of diversity in the use of DNSEI statutes as well as simi-
larities between victims of Intimate Partner Violence and non-consensual porn dis-
tribution prosecution often leads to negative outcomes for victims.
The second article is by Kwadwa Ofori-Dua, Francess Dufie Azumah, John
Onzaberigu Nachinaab and Muazu Mohammed on the topic of “Addressing
the Needs of Victims: The Standpoint of Crime Victims Within the Obuasi
Municipality.” The study utilizes purposive and snowball sampling techniques to
identify measures required for addressing victim needs in the Obuasi metropolis
in Ghana. The study found that these measures can be identified at the time of
reporting of offences. The authors also observed that the victims were not inter-
ested in retribution through punishment alone, but also need compensation and
restoration from the offenders.
The journal also features an article on the topic of “A Review of Modern
Slavery in Britain: Understanding the Unique Experience of British Victims and
Why it Matters” is by Alicia Sheridan Heys, Craig Barlow, Carole Murphy and
Amy Mckee. The article studies the context and responses to British National who
are victims of modern slavery in the UK. The piece examines the reasons for non-
engagement of victim services by the victims and chalks the same to issues of
Journal of Victimology
and Victim Justice
5(1) 7–8, 2022
2022 Rajiv Gandhi National
University of Law
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DOI: 10.1177/25166069221146380

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