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The citizen and the criminal justice system

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...

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...

Who bothers to report cybercrime?

Despite the considerable rise in the number of victims of cybercrime in recent decades, these offences are rarely reported to the police. NSCR researchers Steve van de...

Expert meeting: victims within criminal trials

Tuesday 12 June | 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM | Forum 2 | Vrije Universiteit | De Boelelaan 1105 | Amsterdam | ACADEMIA MEETS PRACTICE Victims within Criminal Trials...

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...

KIDS project

Research has demonstrated that children experience negative developmental outcomes as a result of their parent’s imprisonment, such as behavioural problems, mental...

Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children in Divorce Procedures

Towards Evidence-Based Guidelines This research focuses on the rare but serious cases where one parent accuses the other of sexual abuse of one of the children, while...

Determinants and consequences of a procedurally just treatment of prisoners

This project focuses on procedural justice in prisons. In this project procedural justice refers to prisoners’ perceptions of the fairness of procedures in prisons,...