dr. Victor van der Geest

About dr. Victor van der Geest

Victor van der Geest is research fellow at the NSCR, and assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam. He studied Developmental Psychology at the Leiden University. In 2011 he received his PhD (with honours) from the VU University for a dissertation on the criminal careers and employment pathways of a sample of formerly institutionalised youths. His current research focuses on developmental features of the criminal career, the link between (combined) adult transitions and crime, the effects of incarceration, and life-course explanations of white-collar crime.

Victor is a member of the Life-course Cluster and the Sanctions Cluster.

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Bernasco, W; Ruiter, S; Block, R

Do Street Robbery Location Choices Vary Over Time of Day or Day of Week? A Test in Chicago Journal Article

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, pp. 244-275, 2016.

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Bernasco, W; Block, R

Discrete choice modeling Journal Article

pp. 21.1- 21.35, 2013.


Bernasco, W; Block, R; Levine, N; Cahill, I

The CrimeStat Discrete Choice Module Journal Article

pp. 22.1-22.34, 2013.



Bernasco, W; Block, R

Robberies in Chicago : A Block-level analysis of the influence of crime generators, crime attractors, and offender anchor points. Journal Article

Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, 48 (1), pp. 33-57, 2011.



Bernasco, W; Block, R

Where offenders choose to attack : A discrete choice model of robberies in Chicago Journal Article

Criminology, 47 (1), pp. 93-130, 2009.


Block, R; Bernasco, W

Finding a serial burglar's home using distance decay and conditional origin-destination patterns : A test of empirical bayes journey-to-crime estimation in The Hague. Journal Article

Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling., 6 , pp. 187-211, 2009.



Elffers, H; Reynald, D M; Averdijk, M D E; Bernasco, W; Block, R

Modelling crime flow between neighbourhoods in terms of distance and of intervening opportunities. Journal Article

Crime Prevention & Community Safety., 10 , pp. 85-96, 2008.


‘Common’ criminal also commits fraud

Most fraudsters commit a versatile range of crime during their lifetime. In that regard, they are more similar to “regular” criminals, rather than the...