Irvin WallerProfessor Emeritus,
University of Ottawa


Areas of Expertise
Sustainable Development, Violence Against Children

Region of Focus
Latin America and the Caribbean, North America

Irvin Waller is an author and emeritus professor who is a prize-winning champion of victim’s rights and violence prevention. Governments, Non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental agencies across the world – in the USA, UK, Latin America and elsewhere – seek him as a speaker and adviser. His life work is using his knowledge of different countries, science, and logical practice to advance victims´ rights and stop street, intimate partner and sexual violence. His trail blazing work in 1985 to get the UN General Assembly to recognize rights for victims earned him multiple awards, including from the US National Organization for Victim Assistance. This led to more than 30 years working on the problems facing the world´s most crime ridden cities – particularly in advanced democracies – and so his unique ability to use science and success in one country to make advances in another.

Recent Publications

Waller, Irvin. (2019). Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime. New York City: Rowman and Littlefield.
Waller, Irvin. (2013). Smarter Crime Control. A guide to a safer future for citizens, communities and politicians. New York City: Rowman and Littlefield. (Also published in Chinese by China Legal Publishing House and in Spanish by INACIPE)
Waller, Irvin. (2010). Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice. New York City: Rowman and Littlefield. (Also published in Chinese by Qun Zhong Press and in Spanish by INACIPE)

Updated April, 2019