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Insufficiently protected. Violence in youth care

The sector study focused on three questions: What has happened in the closed (judicial) youth institutions since 1945? How did the violence take place? And how was the violence experienced by ex-pupils and what consequences did this have for their later life? Researchers Van der Laan, Eichelsheim, Dirkse, Bruggeman and Asscher conducted archival research, interviewed […]

Are young people encouraged by their criminal brother or sister?

And, ‘how do I survive my criminal sibling?’ ‘The research did indeed reveal that brothers influence each other’s criminal behaviour and sisters likewise. However, this does not apply for mixed brother/sister pairs. There is also a difference between early and late adolescence. In early adolescence, mainly sisters appear to influence each other’s delinquent behaviour, whereas […]

Increased mortality risk after parental imprisonment

Earlier research has already shown that children who experienced the imprisonment of a parent, more often show criminal behavior and have more mental health problems. Also research among American toddlers and Danish teens shows a correlation between parental imprisonment and premature death. The new NSCR study goes a step further by looking at mortality during […]

Intergenerational Legacies of Genocide in Rwanda

Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Post-Conflict Settings: The Potential of Community-Based Socio-Therapy in Rwanda Results of research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the Community Based Sociotherapy Programme (CBSP), funded by NWO-WOTRO, Applied Research Fund of the Security and Rule of Law Programme. In Rwanda, […]