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John Dussich

John P.J. DussichJohn Dussich is the Director of the newly established Tokiwa International Victimology Institute (TIVI) located at the Tokiwa University in Mito, Japan (where he taught victimology, victim services and comparative criminal justice systems for the past ten years). He has retired as a Professor at Fresno State University, Fresno, CA where he primarily taught victimology and victim services. He has been a university level educator since 1966 and has served eleven different educational institutions. He has direct field and administrative experience in corrections, law enforcement and victim services. He is the current President of the World Society of Victimology.

A small sample of the almost 100 publications credited to John include the books Victim Recovery (in Spanish), and Victim Assistance (in Chinese with Mark Ma); and, chapters "Victims of Disasters," "How to Create and Manage a Victim Support Center," in Trauma Recovery: A Handbook for Victim Assistance Service Providers (in Japanese); the book Different Responses to Violence in Japan and America (in English with four other colleagues); and articles such as "The International Perspective on Victim Aid," "Cultural Responses to Threats of Violence: A Comparative Study on Responses to Threats of Violence and Gun Control," and "Victim Assistance in Japan: History, Culture and Programs." John founded the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in 1976; was selected as the founding Secretary General of the World Society of Victimology in 1979, and became a founding Executive Board Member of the American Society of Victimology in 2003.

John received a doctorate, a master’s, and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He also has several professional certificates, including a Certificate of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management, is a Master Practitioner of NLP and has a Certificate in Crisis Intervention.

E-Mail: jdussich@csufresno.edu
Phone: 559-278-6046
 
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