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Prestigious Sellin-Glueck award for Gerben Bruinsma

Gerben Bruinsma, Professor of Environmental Criminology at VU University Amsterdam, is this year’s recipient of the Sellin-Glueck award in criminology, the highest award given by The American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA. Now in its 43th year, the Thorsten Sellin & Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck Award aims to draw attention to […]

Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology

We are proud to announce that the Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology, edited by Arjan Blokland (Senior Researcher) and  Victor van der Geest (A-Lab Fellow), will be in print as of March 2017. What started out as a European project grew into an international volume featuring studies from the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, […]

NSCR research into suspects of terrorist offenses

NSCR starts in April 2017 with a study of the characteristics and the history of people suspected of terrorist offenses. This research was funded by the programme ‘Politie en Wetenschap’ and will make a detailed analysis of recorded data on all persons who were accused of ‘crimes with terrorist intent’ in the Netherlands. This group […]

Barbora Hola has been given a WISE-position at NSCR

Barbora Hola has been given a position at NSCR in the first round of the NWO Women In Science Excel (WISE) programme . This tenure track programme provides talented female scientists with the opportunity to continue or develop their own research group and ultimately advance to a top position at the institute in question. Four […]

Globalisation of Fisheries Conference | February 3‐5 | Texel

The prevalence, actors, ecological impact and regulation of illegal fishing NIOZ and NSCR organised this 3-day international conference to discuss current issues regarding the globalisation of fishing fleets and their impact on rich marine ecosystems. The aim was to bring the best possible information together, identify current gaps in knowledge, discuss opportunities to improve knowledge, […]

February 3-5 2017 | Conference Globalisation of Fisheries

February 3-5 2017 | Texel | The Netherlands The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) are organising a two day international conference Globalisation of fisheries: the prevalence, actors, ecological impact and regulation of illegal fishing to discuss current issues regarding the […]

Research project Virtual Burglary for Politie en Wetenschap

The research programme “Politie en Wetenschap” has awarded dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen (NSCR/VU), mr. dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder (NSCR), Iris van Sintemaartensdijk (NSCR/VU) and prof. dr. Paul van Lange (VU) a research grant of € 60.000 for the project Virtual Burglary Project: Virtual Reality as a way to understand burglars. Politie en Wetenschap finances scientific […]

Common criminal also commits fraud

Most fraudsters commit a versatile range of crime during their lifetime. In that regard, they are more similar to “regular” criminals, rather than the white-collar criminals to whom they are often compared. What does the criminal career of fraud offenders look like? The dominant view in literature is that of a white-collar criminal, with high […]

30 January 2017 | Symposium Cycle of Violence in Post-Conflict Settings

Theory, Facts and Policy Responses Date: 30 January 2017 Time: 9.00 – 17.00 (including lunch) followed by drinks Location: NSCR (Colloquiumzaal) Registration: secretariaat@nscr.nl before January 24 A cycle of violence model offers a framework for examining the impact of mass violence and its aftermath on family functioning, parenting and child development. It lays bare how violence transfers from one generation […]

15 and 16 December 2016 | Symposium Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach

Organizer: NSCR | Date: 15 and 16 December 2016 | Location: VU Amsterdam On the occasion of publishing the volume Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach, edited by Arjan Blokland and Patrick Lussier, the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (KNAW), is […]

Inaugural lecture Stijn Ruiter

Friday, December 9 at 16:15 holds Stijn Ruiter his inaugural lecture in the Aula of the Academy Building, Utrecht, on taking up his post as professor. Stijn Ruiter was appointed by decision of the Executive Board by September 1, 2014 as professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University to work in the […]

Simulation-based Prediction and Analysis of Collective Emotional States: SPACES

Unfortunately, these are both expensive, and (currently) have to be placed at a fixed location. In this project we propose the use of data available via social media which constitutes a cost-effective and flexible solution. The widespread use of social media nowadays provides an interesting new angle on monitoring large crowds. Social media are an […]