Invitation: Seminar on European security

Combating Crime through Understanding the Human Factor

Date: 26 May 2016 | Time: 14:45 – 17:30 |
Venue: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels. Avenue de Cortenbergh 4-10, Brussels

Cybercrime and terrorism are at the forefront of the European security agenda. Surprisingly little is
known about these crimes, however. This seminar will discuss the state of the art of criminological
knowledge about these crimes. The seminar will be concluded with the presentation of a position
paper ‘Cybercrime and terrorism’: the human factor. Are you a researcher, policy maker or otherwise
interested in European Security? Then you are cordially invited to attend this seminar.

This seminar, co-organised by the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, a NWO institute, and Neth-ER, is associated with the Netherlands’ Presidency of the Council of the EU. It will take place on 26 May 2016, from 14:45-17:00 at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels.

Please register your attendance through this link:

14:45 Arrival
15:15 Opening and welcome
Catrien Bijleveld, Director NSCR
15:20 Organized crime and the human factor
Edward Kleemans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, professor Serious and Organized Crime and Criminal Justice
15:30 Terrorism and the human factor
Ernesto Savona, Director TRANScrime, professor Criminology Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,
Milan/University of Trento
15:55 Cybercrime and the human factor
Michael Levi, University Cardiff, professor Criminology
16:20 Q&A session
16:40 Official presentation position paper Terrorism and Cybercrime: the Human Factor
16:50 Closing and drinks

For any inquiries, you may contact Liesbeth Gerritsen,, +31 (0)70 344 09 78

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About prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld

Catrien Bijleveld graduated in 1986 with honours in Methods and Techniques of Social Research. In 1989 she was promoted to the analysis of categorical time series. After an appointment as a statistical consultant at TNO (Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), she spent seven years as a lecturer at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at the Department Psychology of Leiden University. In 1997 she was programme coordinator at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice, where she was responsible among others for research on criminal justice, environmental enforcement, ex-TBS detainees, recidivism in general and foreigners.

In 2002 she graduated with honours in Law at Leiden University. As of 1 January 2001 to August 2014 she worked as a senior researcher at NSCR. Her research activities focus on research into criminal careers and (experimental) research into the effectiveness of interventions, juvenile sex offenders, historical trends and the intergenerational transmission of delinquent behaviour. Catrien Bijleveld is also professor in Methods and Techniques of Criminological Research at VU University, Amsterdam. She is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). She was director of the NSCR till August 2019.

Catrien is a member of the Life-course Cluster, the Intergenerational Cluster and the Extremism/terrorism Cluster.

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