Anne Smit MSc

About Anne Smit MSc

In August 2013, Anne graduated in Criminology at the VU. Her specialisations were Life-course Criminology and Law Enforcement in Practice. She also completed the Research Track in Criminology. Anne conducted research at Transcrime (Milan) on the illicit trade of tobacco products. From November 2012, Anne worked as Loss Prevention Manager at a large retail brand. She was responsible for minimising loss created by shoplifters, operational errors and employee theft. She also joined the research of Catrien Bijleveld (NSCR) on crime through generations, as well as the PhD research of Miriam Wijkman (VU) on underage female sex offenders. Anne is currently writing her PhD dissertation called ‘Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children in Divorce Procedures: Towards Evidence-Based Guidelines’.

Anne is a member of the Sanctions Cluster and the Empirical Legal Studies Cluster.

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Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children in Divorce Procedures

Towards Evidence-Based Guidelines This research focuses on the rare but serious cases where one parent accuses the other of sexual abuse of one of the children, while...