Gema Varona Martínez

Directora IVAC/KREI. Investigadora Doctora Permanente del IVAC-KREI

Gema Varona is professor of Victimology and Criminal Policy at the University of the Basque Country and senior researcher at the Basque Institute of Criminology (Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain). In 1998 she was honoured with the Junior Scholar Competition Award of the International Society of Criminology for her research on restorative justice. Coordinator of the degree in criminology (2014-2017), member of the EC of the World Society of Victimology, and, since 2014, co-director of the Master in Victimology of that University. She has authored books on migration and human rights, restorative justice, juries and the construction of juridical truth, women local safety audits, victims of terrorism, victims of sexual abuse and evaluation of public policies. See her profile and publications in,, google scholar,, and

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