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Life course, crime and interventions

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...

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...

Themanummer innovatieve methoden in criminologisch onderzoek

3 October: Symposium Crime & Genetics

Wednesday 3 October | 09.00 – 15.30 | VU University | Amsterdam Sign up.   Hundreds of twin and adoption studies have shown human behavior is influenced by...

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making: insight into criminal behavior

The Oxford Handbook or Offender Decision Making is expected to be the reference work on perpetrators and how they get to their criminal behavior. NSCR researchers Wim...

Amsterdam Research Seminar: An intergenerational perspective on criminal behaviour | 17 June

In this Research Seminar organized by the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), we proudly present several important international...

Unemployment and crime since 1920

Unemployment and crime since 1920

The relationship between the labour market and criminal behaviour has been of longstanding interest in the social sciences. The intuitive appeal of the argument that...

Children of incarcerated mothers

Children of incarcerated mothers

When fathers are incarcerated, in many cases the mother remains at home to take care of the children. In contrast, research carried out abroad has shown that when...

The role of peers in delinquent behaviour of adolescents

The aim of this study is to get more insight into the role of peers in the development of problem- and delinquent behaviour in adolescents. Data are derived from the...

Juvenile sex offenders

This project aims to investigate the problems and criminal careers of juvenile sex offenders, en to assess the effectiveness of treament. Juvenile sex offenders are an...