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Jan VAN DIJK Officer-in-charge of the Human Security Branch, Division for Operations of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna


1970 Law Degree, Leiden University
1977 PhD in Law, University of Nijmegen
1976-89 Director Research and Documentation Centre, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
1984-89 Founder and first chairman of the National Organization of Victim Support in the Netherlands
1989-94 Director Crime Prevention Directorate, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
1992-2002 Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands
1994-99 Director of Strategic Policy Planning, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
1997-2000 President of World Society of Victimology
 Guest lectures at the Universities of Oxford, Leuven, London (LSE), Copenhagen, Helsinki, Rutgers (Newark), Sevilla, Jakarta, Madras et al.
1999 joined the United Nations


Editorial Boards of International Review of Victimology; European Journal of Crime, Policy and Research; Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention; and Forum on Crime and Society
General coordinator of the International Crime Survey, in collaboration with Gallup, Brussels, Belgium
Member of the Executive Board of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London


Does Crime Pay? On the relationships between crime, rule of law and economic growth, in: Forum on Crime and Society, 1/2001
Caring for Crime Victims (co-ed.). Criminal Justice Press 1999
Experiences of Crime across the World, Key findings from the 1989 International Crime Survey (with Pat Mayhew and Martin Killias). Deventer 1990


1995 Stephen Schafer Award for outstanding contributions to the Victims' Movement, of the National Organization of Victims Assistance, Washington
2001 Honorary Doctorate in Law of Terunelveli University, Indiana
2003 Hans von Hentig Award of the World Society of Victimology