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Pressure during investigative interview increases risk of wrong sentencing

Worldwide, many cases are known of the wrong person being sentenced and acquitted later. Such a wrong sentencing is often due to investigative interview techniques in...

Bystander effect in street disputes disquestioned

During escalating disputes and fights on the street, bystanders nearly always intervene to help calm things down, reveals research from NSCR. Together with colleagues...

How can the police prevent a conflict between members of the public escalating?

On behalf of Politie & Wetenschap (Police & Science), NSCR is starting a study into police interventions in conflicts between members of the public on the...

Reputation influences collaboration within cryptomarket for drugs

In the article Order without Law: Reputation Promotes Cooperation in a Cryptomarket for Illegal Drugs, NSCR researcher  Lukas Norbutas investigates how buyers and...

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...

The value of victim advocacy in practice

To what extent do the lawyers representing the victims of serious crimes contribute towards the exercise of victims’ rights in practice? Victim advocacy: the role of...

Adolescent offenders’ current whereabouts predict locations of their future crimes

Where adolescents currently spend their time is highly predictive of where they will commit crimes in the near and distant future, according to a study published in the...

Terrorism suspect often experiences adversity as injustice

Detainees remanded in connection with terrorism often experience adversity in their lives as a sign of injustice towards them or their group. This has emerged from an...

Are young people encouraged by their criminal brother or sister?

During his internship at NSCR, Twan Huijsmans investigated to what extent the delinquent behaviour of young people has an influence on their siblings. He was the first...

Decreasing role of the judiciary: is replacing the judge possible and desirable?

Judges are increasingly often replaced by other bodies. Less serious criminal cases are dealt with by the police, the public prosecutor or administrative bodies, instead...