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Summer School Announcement

This summer school will acquaint participants with some of the most important theories, research, and ideas in contemporary criminology. Lectures address various subfields within the discipline and discuss the state of the art, presenting established and well-researched areas—such as social networks, and rational choice—as well as novel and emerging topics, including the role of personality […]

Special appointment of Wim Bernasco

Special appointment of Wim Bernasco Wim Bernasco has been appointed professor by special appointment Urban geography of crime and security at the University of Amsterdam. The chair is a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the NSCR, and will is hosted by the programme group Urban Geographies in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural […]

Femke Tabak new institute manager NSCR

Femke began her career in science by studying physics. Following her PhD research, she worked for several years at a start-up. Six years ago, she made the switch to NWO-D, where she took on science policy and funding within the discipline Chemistry & Physics, part of the Domain Science. However, her responsibilities quickly became domain-overarching. […]

From extreme beliefs to actual violence: research into terrorist suspects

Thursday 8 February, Thijs will defend her PhD thesis at the Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. More information or join the live stream.  This dissertation addresses the question of what factors and processes explain pathways of individuals with extreme beliefs towards different outcomes, including violent actions (e.g., murder), nonviolent actions (e.g., recruitment), or alternative outcomes (e.g., […]

Video-observational analysis of encounters between law enforcement officers and citizens

In this study, the researchers employed a systematic video analysis of police-citizen encounters in Amsterdam. They asked themselves: what is the effect of being rude, or simply behaving like an ‘asshole’ towards police? To do so, they compared encounters where citizens were compliant, with encounters where citizens showed a bad attitude towards officers (for example, […]

ERC Starting Grant for research into cybercrime pathways

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the awarding of 400 Starting Grants to young scientists and scholars across Europe. The grants – €628 million in total – support cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields, from medicine and physics to social sciences and humanities. This funding, part of the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, will […]

Veni grant for research into cybercriminals and how hackers think and act

Criminologists have been studying for years where, when, and how offline crimes are committed. But online crimes are committed differently. To commit offline crimes, criminals have to go out on the streets; for online crimes, they have to perform other types of activities while navigating the internet. However, criminologists know little about what cybercriminals actually […]

Vidi grant for research into Dutch people behind foreign bars

Van de Weijer will use his Vidi grant to conduct research into the thousands of Dutch people who have been imprisoned abroad in recent years. Scientific knowledge about this group is very limited because previous research has focused almost exclusively on prisoners in their own country. In this project, therefore, the risk factors, experiences and consequences […]

Kick-off meeting PhDs in Criminology | 1 December

Many PhD candidates in criminology work on the edges of different disciplines: social sciences, humanities, and even natural sciences. Across different institutions they have common needs and interests. By joining forces, we will broaden their educational opportunities. Therefore, from 2024 onwards, we will organize tailormade PhD courses for future criminologists. Our additional goal is to […]

Inaugural Lecture Veroni Eichelsheim | Intergenerational Continuity of Deviant Behavior

Practical information Symposium: Thursday 14 September 2023, 13.00 – 17.30 Orangerie, Grote Rozenstraat 19, Groningen More information and applying.  Inaugural lecture: Friday 15 September 2023, 16.15 – 17.00 Aula, Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen Registration no later than 8 September via this registration form or join the livestream. Veroni Eichelsheim, senior researcher at the NSCR and […]

Symposium Normativity in Empirical Legal Research | 7 December

Empirical Legal Studies is a domain within legal research that has rapidly expanded. This type of research has enabled academics to move from studying law in books to looking at law in action. However, the use of empirical approaches in researching legal issues has been topic of discussion due to the normative foundations of the […]

Symposium Social Safety: Towards a Restorative University | 19 October

Register for this symposium. We all want a pleasant and safe work and study environment. To create and maintain such an environment, we need to talk about how we treat each other and want to treat each other. The academic environment is known for high competition, temporary contracts and power inequality. This may lead to […]