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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Collective reparations in international courts and truth commissions

Follow the livestream. This dissertation focuses on substantive remedies that address the harm caused by mass atrocities, these are often referred to as reparations. More specifically, the starting point of this research was the observation that the individual right to reparations has increasingly received a collective character. As this dissertation explores, there is a growing […]

New Recommendation on Rights, Services and Support for Victims of Crime

Prepared by the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC), the Recommendation updates and replaces Recommendation Rec(2006)8 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on assistance to crime victims, which, at that time, proved a useful tool in furthering the issue of victims’ rights across Council of Europe member States. However, significant developments have occurred in […]

OMCG membership increases criminal involvement, but steering role of clubs is limited

Since 2012, an integrated, multi-year approach exists in the Netherlands to prevent “norm violating behavior and undermining crime” among OMCG members [TK 2011-2012, 29 911, no. 59; TK 2011-2012, 29 911, no. 71]. According to the minister, this is not only about involvement in serious and organized crime, such as drug and arms trafficking, but […]

2 – 4 July | Conference Narrative Victimology and Criminology: Overlap, Distinctions and Complexities

Humans are storytelling animals, victims and offenders of crime no different than anyone else. Narrative criminology aims to explain crime and other types of harm as a function of stories that people, as individuals and as groups, tell about the world and themselves in the world. Narrative victimology seeks to do the same regarding people’s […]

Fewer drug dealers present after Light-based interventions are installed in Red Light District

The Red-Light District is a world-famous neighborhood in Amsterdam that countless tourists visit each year to experience the pleasures it offers. Within the Red-Light District there is a high concentration of street dealers trying to sell illegal narcotics to these tourists. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of complaints from visitors, residents […]

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 […]