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Compliance, busyness and social distancing during the requirement to wear a face mask

By analysing images from security cameras in the face mask areas before and after the requirement to wear face masks and comparing these with areas where there was no such requirement, people’s behaviour could be accurately described. The research examined the wearing of face masks, busyness and changes in busyness, and compliance with the 1.5 […]

Victim rediscovers identity and sense of meaning through contact with fellow victims

Victims and survivors of a traumatic event often experience a loss of identity as a result of this. Part of their identity is rediscovered through interaction with fellow sufferers, state participants in peer groups. A weight also falls off their shoulders when they share experiences with others. They notice that somebody who has not experienced […]

NSCR researchers receive ESC Best Article of the Year Award

Van de Weijer, Leukfeldt and Bernasco received the prize for the article Determinants of reporting cybercrime: A comparison between identity theft, consumer fraud, and hacking in the European Journal of Criminology. In this article, they take a closer look at the characteristics of victims which predict whether someone will report cybercrime or not. A follow-up […]

Scientifically strengthen police research and practice

The research program is in line with the Strategic Research Agenda for the Police, and examines how police action works, in what circumstances those action work, for whom, and by whom it works. NSCR uses advanced scientific methods and the latest, current insights and theories, applied to the Dutch context. The program takes research into […]

Suspect with mild learning disability has difficulty obtaining the right care and reoffends

Lifelong Obstacles is the first life course study in the Netherlands into young people with an MLD who have bene in trouble with the law in their youth. How do they get on in life ten years after completing a youth rehabilitation order? Legal documentation reveals that two-thirds of the study population (N=120) reoffends. The […]

New NSCR pillar: research into victims and victimization

What exactly is victimology? ‘Victimology is the research into victims and victimization. For example, with victims of a crime we investigate: what did you experience? What feelings do you have? What should be done for you? How do police and criminal law treat you? What do you expect from a criminal trial? How does the […]

Compensation scheme for victims of criminal offences

Compensating damage is an important aspect of providing justice to victims. It contributes to the compensation of material damage suffered and offers recognition for what the victim has been through. In legally complex cases, the victim is left bearing the costs The current system of compensation provisions, which has developed gradually over the years, proves […]

Coronavirus | NSCR is open for business

In line with the advice of the Dutch government, NSCR is taking the following measures to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection: All NSCR employees work from home. All visits to the NSCR are postponed. All business trips from the NSCR are cancelled. These measures will in any case apply until 31 December 2020. Questions? […]

Miriam Luizink appointed director NWO-I

Miriam Luizink has held a range of managerial, governance and supervisory positions at various applied and engineering sciences organisations. For example, she was director of MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, chair of the collaboration and research facility NanoLabNL, and a member of the supervisory board of NWO institute SRON. She is […]

Real-life observations of social distance in public: do people actually do it?

Rosenkrantz Lindegaard and Snoek draw on full time recordings of 55 surveillance cameras in Amsterdam to identify hotspots for rule-breaking of the social distancing measures. For their analysis, they apply video artificial intelligence and systematic behavioral coding, in order to establish where in the city people tend to break the rules, e.g. gather in groups […]