NSCR operates at the interface of theory, practice and policy, and has set itself the objectives stated below in order to play a significant role within national and international academic research in the area of crime and law enforcement.

  • NSCR aims at fundamental, interdisciplinary research into the interaction between crime and law enforcement, with an emphasis on longitudinal studies.
  • NSCR carries out academic research independently and in collaboration with (para-)university institutions and publishes about this in academic media.
  • NSCR trains young researchers.
  • In collaboration with other universities and institutions, NSCR is developing a national and international network of academic researchers by organising national and international congresses, seminars, symposia, workshops, and lectures on the latest insights.
  • NSCR wants to play an active national and international role in public opinion forming.


The graph shows NSCR in the network structure of inter-institutional coauthorships in the leading journals in the field*. Number of publications is reflected by node size. Edges reflect collaboration between institutes through coauthorships.

* Data retrieved from Dimensions on Sep 01, 2018. Inclusion criteria: Publication Year is 2017 or 2016 or 2018 or 2015; Source title is The British Journal of Criminology or Crime & Delinquency or Journal of Criminal Justice or Criminology & Public Policy or Justice Quarterly or European Journal of Criminology or Journal of Quantitative Criminology or Criminology or Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency or Journal of Experimental Criminology.