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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...

Out of prison, out of crime? PhD research women after detention

About 40% of female ex-prisoners are remanded, and half commit another crime. NSCR/VU Amsterdam criminologist Elanie Rodermond investigated which factors play a role in...

Added value of palm prints for investigating crimes

Palm marks provide more information about the crime than finger marks or DNA according to research from NSCR and VU Amsterdam. Palm marks and prints could therefore play...

Terrorist suspect is very similar to ‘normal’ suspect

A large-scale study by the NSCR has revealed that terrorist suspects in the Netherlands often have a criminal record and nearly always occupy a low socioeconomic...

Once a thief, always a thief? A short video of the NSCR

Are criminals susceptible to improvement? NSCR researcher Arjan Blokland explains why confinement is not always the best solution. Director Catrien Bijleveld gives a...

You cannot see whether a suspect is lying

Many people think it is possible to see whether a person is lying. This applies to both professionals and lay people. Sometimes even the police think they can see...

Grant to study violence and threats against law enforcement officers

NSCR researcher Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard receives a grant from the The Danish Working Environment Research Fund for the research project ‘Reduction of threats and...