dr. Rutger Leukfeldt

About dr. Rutger Leukfeldt

Rutger Leukfeldt is a senior researcher Cybercrime at the NSCR and lector Cybersecurity and SMEs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Rutger obtained his doctorate on a study into the development and growth processes of cybercriminal networks. Rutger also carried out various cybercrime investigations in the past ten years for clients from both public and private domains. For instance, research into methods and perpetrator characteristics of cyber criminals, research into victimization of cybercrime and research into the flow of cybercrime cases within the criminal justice system. In 2015, Rutger received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to study the changed organization of criminal networks. In 2017 he received an NWO Veni grant to study the offline side of cyber crime. Furthermore, since 2017 he has been chairman of the Cybercrime Working Group of the European Society of Criminology.

Rutger is a member of the Cybercrime Cluster.

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Cybercrime has serious consequences for its victims

The victims of cybercrime can feel that nowhere will ever be safe and that they could always be confronted with the perpetrator once again. They also have a need for...

Victim support in a digitised society

There are already more victims from hacking each year than from bicycle theft On behalf of the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) NSCR has initiated a study into...

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...

Cybercriminal networks

On September 30 NSCR Postdoctoral Researcher Rutger Leukfeldt defends his thesis on cybercriminal networks, entitled Cybercriminal networks: Origin, growth and criminal...