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Current positions

Full Professor in Criminology, Sociology Department, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece,   Director of the Institute on Crime and Criminal Justice, European Public Law Organisation,  Director of the Restorative Justice and Mediation Lab, Panteion University, Long Term Coordinator- Consultant in the Council of Europe, Project ‘Strengthening prison Healthcare in Greece’, Head of the Central Scientific Board on Prisons, Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection
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National and International Activities

➢Director of the International  Institute  on Crime and Criminal Justice, European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) -Member of the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Tortures (SPT), United Nations, Geneva  -  Management Committee of the COST Action “Cultures Of Victimology: understanding processes of victimization across Europe’ (COV-E) CA 18121 ➢  Independent Expert in the fields of Justice and Security for the  European Commission Research Executive Agency REA  (2014-20) ➢   Independent Expert of the DG Justice, European Commission (2016-) ➢   Scientific Project Manager of the EU funded project “Protasis-Police Training Skills” ( https://protasis- ) ➢  Senior Expert and Research Manager in the EU project ‘ Moving Forward: Promoting Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings in Kosovo’,  The EU IPA II Programme for Kosovo (2017-2020) ➢  Senior expert in the study  Cyber bullying among young people,

Upcoming Conferences - Invited speaker

     Invited speaker in the Final Conference of the J-SAFE project on Judicial Strategy Against all forms of violent  extremism in prisons, January 13, 2021. For attending the conference the link here  ----------------------------- 25 Νοεμβρίου: Η παγκόσμια ημέρα για την εξάλειψη της βίας κατά των γυναικών. Μεγάλη τιμή η συμμετοχή μου στη Διαδικτυακή συζήτηση της Γενικής Γραμματείας Ισότητας με τη συμμετοχή του Πρωθυπουργού. Ο σύνδεσμος για ζωντανή παρακολούθηση την Τετάρτη 25.11.2020 στις 17.00     Ελληνική Ψυχιατροδικαστική Εταιρία 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2020     Victimological Society of Serbia, November 27, 2020 

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Social Media and media coverageη-καθηγήτρια-του-παντείου-βασιλική-αρ/?fbclid=IwAR3grsMaPf9boetCLaf4jCoib2LoHm5mdqzBGrTL6MbCA1lNy2EtNb53jyQ Participation in the UN, Geneva Peace Week November 2020 as speaker in the panel: The role of Research, Educational and Healthcare Institutions in Peacebuilding Community at COVID-19 Times


- Ranjan, S. & Artinopoulou, V., ( 2021). Methodological Challenges and Ethical dilemmas: Research on Domestic Violence in Greece. In Sharma, D (ed.),  Researching Violence and Justice across Cultures: Ethical Dilemmas and Methodological Challenges . Routledge/Taylor & Francis, UK. -Grayson, S., Tzani-Pepelasi, C., Pylarinou, N. R., Ioannou, M., & Artinopoulou, V. (Accepted/In press). Examining Narrative Roles in Suicide Notes.  Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling . -Artinopoulou, V. & Koufouli, A. (2019), ‘Implementing the Legislation, Policies and Practices against Trafficking in Human Beings: The case of Kosovo’, in Winterdyk , John,  Jones , Jackie (Eds.),  The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking,  Pulgrave-MacMillan, Print ISBN 978-3-319-63057-1 - Victoria Empsall, Maria Ioannou John Synnott, Calli Tzani – Pepelasi, Vasiliki Artinopoulou & Sunee Kanyajit (accepted, 2020 to be published). Female Homicide Offender