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Sanctions Cluster

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...

Differential reporting of mixed DNA profiles

Differential reporting of mixed DNA profiles and its impact on jurists’ evaluation of evidence. An international analysis While DNA analysis is considered by many the...

KIDS project

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

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,...

Prisoners’ mental and physical health

Persons with health problems are largely overrepresented in the criminal justice system. This overrepresentation is particularly pronounced in prisons. For instance,...

Visual and audio recordings of interrogations are important for criminal proceedings

Research by Malsch and colleagues has found that official police reports provide information on only a small part of suspect interrogation proceedings. For example, they...