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About prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld

Catrien Bijleveld is director of the NSCR since August 2014. She graduated in 1986 with honours in Methods and Techniques of Social Research. In 1989 she was promoted to the analysis of categorical time series. After an appointment as a statistical consultant at TNO (Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), she spent seven years as a lecturer at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at the Department Psychology of Leiden University. In 1997 she was programme coordinator at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice, where she was responsible among others for research on criminal justice, environmental enforcement, ex-TBS detainees, recidivism in general and foreigners.

In 2002 she graduated with honours in Law at Leiden University. As of 1 January 2001 to August 2014 she worked as a senior researcher at NSCR. Her research activities focus on research into criminal careers and (experimental) research into the effectiveness of interventions, juvenile sex offenders, historical trends and the intergenerational transmission of delinquent behaviour. Catrien Bijleveld is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW).

Catrien is a member of the Life-course Cluster, the Intergenerational Cluster and the Extremism/terrorism Cluster.

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Annual Report 2017

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NSCR Annual Report 2016 available

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NSCR Annual Report 2015 available

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Position Paper Terrorism and Cybercrime

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Invitation: Seminar on European security

Combating Crime through Understanding the Human Factor Date: 26 May 2016 | Time: 14:45 – 17:30 | Venue: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in...

Unemployment and crime since 1920

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