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Adult outcomes of vulnerable youths

Youths who have spent time in a judicial treatment institution during adolescence due to their problematic and delinquent behaviour form a vulnerable group. How do these...

Outlaw motorcycle gangs

Are outlaw motorcycle gangs such as the Hells Angels and Satudarah merely hobby clubs – as they call themselves, or are they – as the Ministry of Security and...

Crime location choice

An important question in criminology concerns crime location choice: how do offenders select a crime location? Why is a crime committed here instead of elsewhere?...

Criminal careers of juvenile sex offenders

It is often thought that sex offenders are chronic offenders, who are specialised in sexual offences. In particular, it is assumed that people who start to commit...

Mannen met een partner en kinderen worden minder crimineel

Intergenerational transmission of crime

In our society, it is generally assumed that crime ‘runs in the family’. For a long time, the scientific basis for this assumption was limited. However, a...

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Prison design and detention experience

“Prison design affects how inmates experience the conditions of their detention” Despite historical interest for the construction of prisons, much is unclear...

When on camera, passive onlooker comes to the rescue

“When many bystanders are present during an emergency, people intervene less often and less quickly than when they are the only witness.” This phenomenon is...

Virtual reality training for first responders

First responders have to make a great number of difficult decisions in a crisis situation. Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel must overpower any...

The social network of detainees

Several studies have shown that the social network has an impact on people’s lives and their living conditions. An important role in this is played by people who...

Voor gewone burgers zijn strafvonnissen ingewikkeld

Visualisation of future self reduces criminal behaviour

“Those who can strongly imagine a future version of themselves, will be less inclined to behave criminally” Experimental studies by Jean-Louis van Gelder and...