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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 […]

Preventive guardianship: being there is often enough

‘The police cannot do it alone’ is a frequently heard cry. This means that citizens can also be expected to play a role in the fight against crime. Initiatives like Burgernet or Report crime anonymously, are mainly aimed at the help of citizens if a crime has already taken place, for example in detecting the […]

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making: insight into criminal behaviour

How do criminal choices come about? This question is addressed in virtually every discussion about crime and law enforcement. Yet there is few material available that deals with the decision-making behavior of criminals. Are potential perpetrators deterred by punishment? How do they deal with the chance of being caught? What do emotions have to do […]

Barbora Hola Appointed as Member of the Young Academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences

Barbora Hola works as Senior Researcher at the NSCR and as Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University Amsterdam. In 2017 she received a WISE fellowship to develop her research line on empirical studies of international criminal law and transitional justice after atrocities.  Her research focuses in particular on […]

NWO Veni-grant for Rutger Leukfeldt

The Veni is awarded by NWO every year. 1127 researchers submitted a proposal for a Veni grant. These proposals were assessed by means of peer review by broadly composed committees of external experts from the disciplines concerned. The assessment also included personal interviews with the applicants. This time 154 researchers who have recently obtained their […]

Improving Wildlife Protection Strategy and Metrics with Practitioners

Drawing on lessons learned from the Wildlife Crime Analysis programme, NSCR invited the group to collaborate on a series of publications meant to improve wildlife protection strategies and metrics used to measure success. The research produced by this collaboration integrates lessons learned in tiger protection with those learned from protecting elephants and rhinos in Africa. […]

Jean-Louis van Gelder receives Vidi grant

NWO has awarded  senior researcher Jean-Louis van Gelder a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros for his ‘future selves’-project. The grant enables him to develop his own innovative line of research and set up his own research group. Individual Vidi grants enable researchers to do research for five years. NWO awards Vidi grants every year. Crime […]

Three researchers to receive Research Talent funding

The board of the NWO domain Social Sciences and Humanities decided last week which proposals will receive funding under the Research Talent programme. Research Talent offers excellent students in the social and behavioural sciences the opportunity to do PhD research. Three up-and-coming researchers are to conduct PhD research at NSCR with NWO funding, namely Gabriele […]

The Farewell to Gerben Bruinsma

In May 2017 former director Gerben Bruinsma retired from the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). To mark this occasion, NSCR organised a symposium on Friday, May 12th 2017, focusing on his contribution to criminology. Gerben Bruinsma obtained his PhD at the University of Nijmegen in 1985. His dissertation examined […]

Research on short-term fluctuations in friendships and delinquency

A collaborative study by NSCR and the University of Cincinnati shows that a lot of change occurs in the student network and involvement among adolescents during the first ten weeks in high school. It appears that short term changes in offending are not necessarily related to friendships with delinquent others, but rather to the time […]

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, […]

Presentation of Cybercrime research agenda | 16 May 2017 | The Hague

When Tuesday 16 May 2017, 11:00 – 11:30 AM. Where The World Café in the World Forum, The Hague (side event of the International One Conference) Programme Introduction by Prof. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University) and Dr Rutger Leukfeldt (postdoc researcher NSCR), editor of the research agenda. Presentation of the research agenda by Prof. Catrien […]