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NSCR Annual Report 2016 available

The Annual Report 2016 gives an impression of the research projects carried out during the past year at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), as well as more “technical” information regarding staff, budget, publications and organisational structure.

NSCR is involved in a wide range of research activities in a number of disciplines, from fundamental scientific research to policy research. The main purpose of the research conducted at NSCR is to understand how and where criminal behaviour occurs. Furthermore, we look into how to respond to criminal behaviour. We also investigate the development of criminal behaviour over the life course, and the way in which criminal careers are intertwined with other pathways, such as the professional career and romantic relationships.

You can find the Annual Report 2016 here:

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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