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Short prison sentences lead to more repeat crime

The study ‘Een oude vraag opnieuw onderzocht: effecten van korte gevangenisstraffen ten opzichte van niet-vrijheidsbenemende straffen op recidive op basis van een instrumentele variabele benadering‘, published in Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, is part of the Veni research of associate professor Hilde Wermink. She collaborated with (inter)national colleagues with different expertise in economics, criminology, criminal law and […]

Documenting human rights violations in Myanmar: the potential for truth-telling and accountability

The violation of human rights has been daily practice in Myanmar for decades. In many regions, such as the Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states, there is armed conflict, ongoing violence and abuse. The Rohingya crisis, which peaked in 2017 and led to many refugees, together with the military coup in February 2021, has further fueled […]

Crime Harm Index: promising method to gain insight into the seriousness of crime

Some crimes are more serious and therefore more harmful to society than other crimes. Therefore, analyzing raw crime counts does not always provide valuable insight into the nature of crime in a particular period or location. For that reason, science and (police) practice underline that when measuring crime it is important to take into account […]

30 Years Anniversary NSCR | 9 November 2022

NSCR Timeline Please confirm your presence by sending an email to lustrum@nscr.nl. Download the Invitation.  Program 12.45 Doors open 13.15 Welcome by Beate Völker Marcel Levi Edward Kleemans Wim Huisman Jan van Dijk Research pitches 1&2 14.35 Pause 15.05 Ineke Sybesma Research pitches 3&4 Kees van den Bos Research pitch 5 17.15 Drinks & Bites Practical […]

Crossing borders: does it matter? Differences between sex traffickers, their victims and modus operandi

Sex trafficking is typically associated with cross-border sex trafficking, in which victims are recruited in one country and subsequently transported to, and sexually exploited in, another country (usually a country with a higher standard of living). However, sex trafficking also manifests itself more regionally in (near-)domestic sex trafficking, in which victims are recruited and exploited […]

3 November | Conference The Theory and Practice of Restorative Justice in Transitional Contexts: Lessons from Colombia and Other Experiences

Accountability for gross human rights violations and international crimes, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, tend to be promoted at the international level as a retributive model of legal justice. For example, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is usually called on to intervene in numerous situations where a conflict took or is […]

Children growing up in a single-parent family have higher risk of criminal behaviour

Relatively many children in the Netherlands grow up in a single-parent family. Until now it was unclear what consequences this has for possible criminal behaviour of these children. To investigate this, Kroese started with a systematic literature review. She then collected anonymized information about all registered Dutch citizens using Microdata from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The […]

Insider witnesses’ credibility and reliability: an empirical framework for international criminal justice

  International crimes cases, such as those of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, are of particular importance and gravity to societies affected by conflict and international community as a whole. At the same time, international criminal courts and tribunals (ICCTs) have faced increasing criticism regarding their fact-finding capabilities and practices, with several cases […]

Intervention in (inter)action: A video-based analysis of the role of third parties in interpersonal conflicts

  Imagine you are walking down a street and you see two men arguing. As you are walking by, the conflict escalates and before you know it, the two men are engaged in a physical fight. What would you do? And does it matter if you try to stop the fight? Systematically observing real-life fights […]

Contact with peers helps victims to reinvent themselves

Enduring a serious victimization experience can have a profound effect on the victims and their social surroundings. The impact and experience can differ enormously, but almost all victims have a need for sense-making. After all, an experience such as this can bring up complex emotions and questions. From previous research we know that social support […]

Former NSCR Director Gerben Bruinsma passed away

Veroni Eichelsheim appointed professor of Intergenerational continuity of deviant behaviour

This endowed chair, in the basic unit of Developmental Psychology, focuses on the intergenerational continuity of deviant behaviour: the extent to which parental behavior influences the chance that (one of the) children will display similar behaviour. Deviant behaviour refers to behaviour that deviates from accepted social norms, such as antisocial or criminal behaviour. Intervening in […]