The NSCR examines which risk factors are associated with victimization. How can victimization be prevented and how can victims be assisted and supported? Among other things, we pay special attention to the victims of cybercrime and international crimes.
We look at the effectiveness of interventions and procedures, to the extent to which victims get what they deserve, to the societal responses to victimization and to new forms of vigilantism such as #MeToo. In addition, we study the consequences of victimization: the short-term and long-term effects on the well-being and health of victims, labour market participation, and the intergenerational transfer of crime and victimhood. The NSCR cooperates with ao the Victim Support Fund (Fonds Slachtofferhulp).