Presentation of Cybercrime research agenda | 16 May 2017 | The Hague

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 11:00 – 11:30 AM.

The World Café in the World Forum, The Hague (side event of the International One Conference)

Introduction by Prof. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University) and Dr Rutger Leukfeldt (postdoc researcher NSCR), editor of the research agenda.

Presentation of the research agenda by Prof. Catrien Bijleveld (director NSCR) and Dr Dirk-Jan den Boer (director Social Sciences and Humanities, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Free copy
A limited number of free hard copies of the research agenda are available during the presentation.

You can find a digital copy here:

About the research agenda
As we all know, with the digitisation of society, crime has also digitised. Digitisation has consequences for the entire spectrum of crime and raises all sorts of questions. For example, are we dealing with a new type of offender, or with the same old offenders who simply moved their activities online? How can potential victims be made resilient against attacks? And who should protect potential victims: the police, commercial cybersecurity companies, or internet service providers?

To date, many of these questions remain unanswered. The aim of this research agenda is to stimulate research on the human factor in cybercrime and cybersecurity. The agenda provides the state-of-the-art of research on the role of the human factor in this field. In addition, examples are given of important research questions and innovative methods and datasets that are needed for future studies.

dr. Rutger Leukfeldt

About dr. Rutger Leukfeldt

Rutger Leukfeldt is a senior researcher Cybercrime at the NSCR and lector Cybersecurity and SMEs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Rutger obtained his doctorate on a study into the development and growth processes of cybercriminal networks. Rutger also carried out various cybercrime investigations in the past ten years for clients from both public and private domains. For instance, research into methods and perpetrator characteristics of cyber criminals, research into victimization of cybercrime and research into the flow of cybercrime cases within the criminal justice system. In 2015, Rutger received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to study the changed organization of criminal networks. In 2017 he received an NWO Veni grant to study the offline side of cyber crime. Furthermore, since 2017 he has been chairman of the Cybercrime Working Group of the European Society of Criminology.

Rutger is a member of the Cybercrime Cluster.

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