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The citizen and the criminal justice system

Deterrence versus procedural justice. Successfully reducing reoffending

NSCR researcher Anja Dirkzwager, together with Peter van der Laan and Paul Nieuwbeerta, has received a grant in the NWO Open Competition for the project Deterrence...

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...

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...

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...