Referent: Josep Maria Tamarit Sumalla
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Prof. Josep Tamarit Sumalla – Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Contact: Jtamarit@uoc.edu – URL: https://www.uoc.edu/webs/jtamarit/ES/curriculum/
Josep Tamarit Sumalla is full professor of Criminal Law. He obtained a predoctorate Grant on 1985 and made his doctoral thesis on Freedom of ideology and Criminal Law, under supervision of professor Gonzalo Quintero Olivares, achieving his PhD on Law in 1988, thus being his first experience as researcher. Since then he has been working without interruption full time as professor and researcher, on the specialization Criminal Law. He visited as researcher the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) (1992) and Bologna (Italy) (1995-1996). He then participated as invited professor in Doctorate or Master programs in the Universities of Parma, Trento, Torino, Salamanca, Jaume I, Basc Country, Santo Tomás (Colombia), UCA (El Salvador) and Talca (Chile). His research lines have been criminal sanctions, victimology, restorative justice and transitional justice. He was vicerector and General Secretary at the University of Lleida (1996-2001) and director of the Departament of Public Law (2004-2009). Since 2010 he is the director of the Criminology Programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has been president of the Spanish Society of Victimology (2004-2009) and he is now president of the Catalan Society of Victimology.
Among his articles in international journals can be highlighted: Tamarit / Villacampa / Filella (2010),“Secondary victimisation and victim assistance”, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, v.18, n.3; Tamarit, J. (2011), “Transition, Historical Memory and Criminal Justice in Spain”, Journal of International Criminal Justice, v. 9, n. 3; Tamarit, J., Luque, E., (2016), “Can restorative justice satisfy victims’ needs? Evaluation of the Catalan victim-offender mediation Programme”, in Restorative justice: an International Journal, v. 3; Tamarit, J. / Guardiola. M.J. / Padró-Solanet, A. / Hernández, P. (2017), “The judicial pursuit of the sexual victimization of children: How the criminal justice system processes cases?”, International Review of Victimology, 23 (2), pp: 105-121; Tamarit, J. (2017), “La valoración judicial del impacto del delito en la víctima en casos de abuso sexual infantil”, Revista de Victimología/Journal of Victimology; Tamarit, J.; Hernández-Hidalgo, P. (2018), “Victims of child sexual abuse: understanding their need for justice”, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, n. 54: pp. 11-20. He is author of several books, such as: Tamarit, J. (coord.) (2012) “Justicia restaurativa: desarrollo y aplicaciones”, Granada: Ed. Comares. ISBN 978-84-9836-968-7. Author of two chapters: pp- 1-88; Tamarit, J. (2013), “Historical Memory and Criminal Justice in Spain. A case of late transitional justice”, Cambridge-Antwerp-Portland: ed. Intersentia, ISBN 978-1-78068-143-6; Tamarit, J. (coord.) (2015), “El estatuto de las víctimas de delitos. Comentarios a la Ley 4/2015”, Valencia: ed. Tirant lo blanc; ISBN 978-84-9086-831-7. Author of two chapters: pp. 1-67; 305-354; Tamarit, J. (coord.) (2017), “La victimización sexual de menores y la respuesta del sistema de justicia penal”, Buenos Aires-Madrid-Montevideo: ed. BdF-Edisofer. Author of two chapters: pp. 97-165; 293-313.
Dr. Laura Arantegui Arràez – Research Assistant
Graduate in Criminology (UOC). First in the class of june 2019 and Extraordinary Degree Award. Award for the best final degree project, on the criminal and penitentiary management of psychopathy. Master in Calligraphic Expertise and Forensic Graphanalysis (UAB) and Emili Mira i López Medal for the best Master’s Thesis, on the evolution of Alfons Mucha’s signature throughout his life based on the analysis of more than 400 samples. Completing this year a Master in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization (UOC) specifically focused on the rights of particularly vulnerable groups. Temporary Professor of the Law and Political Science Department (UOC). She collaborates with the UOC Criminology research team, where she has participated in studies on child sexual abuse in institutions and on the needs of women victims of domestic violence when they cross paths with the criminal justice system (Tamarit, J .; Hernández, P., Aizpitarte, A. and Arantegui, L. (2019) Com respon el sistema de justícia penal a les necessitats de les víctimes de violència de gènere? Percepció dels professionals i de les víctimes. Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada. Available at: