Universidad Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Referent: Josep Maria Tamarit Sumalla

URL: www.uoc.edu

The UOC is an innovative university that is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world. It offers people lifelong learning to help them and society advance, while carrying out research into the knowledge society.

Its educational model is based on personalization and accompanying students using e-learning.

The UOC wants to be a university that, by being connected to the network of the world’s universities, drives the creation of a global knowledge space and cutting-edge research in the knowledge society.

The UOC has an innovative educational model that focuses on the student. The University offers them a top quality and personalized education that helps them to be more competitive and contributes to the progress of society.

The five values that guide the UOC’s activities are:

  • Commitment to students, graduates and society; to service quality, and to constant innovation within the organization.
  • Respect for people, ideas, cultures and the world.
  • Transparency in information, data and processes.
  • Professionalism, to empower the people who form part of the organization, to recognize our successes and to learn from our mistakes.

Sustainability,  whether economic, social or environmental, of the activities undertaken by the organization.



Prof. Josep Tamarit Sumalla – Professor of Criminal Law and Criminoloy, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Contact: Jtamaritu@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

Contact: larantegui@uoc.edu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-arantegui-9a674248/

URL: www.uoc.edu

Criminologist (UOC).

Master in Expert Calligraphy & Forensic Graphology (UAB).