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Routledge Handbook and Call for Papers

First, we are proud to announce that the Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology, edited by Arjan Blokland (Senior Researcher) and  Victor van der Geest (A-Lab Fellow), will be in print as of March 2017. What started out as a European project grew into an international volume featuring studies from the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Australia – to name but a few. The volume gives a comprehensive overview of present day life-course research.

The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology provides an authoritative collection of international theoretical and empirical research into the way that criminal behaviour develops over the life-span, which causal mechanisms are involved in shaping this development, and to what degree criminal justice interventions are successful in redirecting offenders’ criminal trajectories. Drawing upon qualitative and quantitative research this volume covers theory, describes and compares criminal career patterns across different countries, tests current explanations of criminal development, and using cutting-edge methods, assesses the intended and unintended effects of formal interventions. Further information on the handbook can be found at routledge.com.

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Second, we would like to bring to your attention the following call for papers:

Call for papers – Toward a life-course criminology of corporate crime

March 2018  EUROC and EDLC working groups are planning to host a workshop together on life-course approaches to corporate crime. Aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on longitudinal corporate crime data and, based on the results of their empirical research, discuss the opportunities and challenges of taking a life-course approach to corporate crime. Symposium contributions are to result in a special journal issue on the topic. The workshop will take place in the Netherlands, the exact date and location still need to be set. Opportunities to reimburse travel costs for those attending the workshop are currently being explored.

Researchers currently working on corporate crime and interested to present their findings during the workshop are invited to submit a 200 word abstract, clearly stating the title and authors of their contribution, the main research questions answered, and the type of data used, June 1st 2017 at the latest. Abstracts can be submitted to Marieke Kluin m.a.h.kluin@law.leidenuniv.nl.

prof. dr. Arjan Blokland

About prof. dr. Arjan Blokland


Arjan Blokland worked as a police officer with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force until 1996. He studied Criminal Law and Social Psychology at the University of Utrecht. In 2005 he received his PhD (with honours) from Leiden University for a dissertation on the criminal careers of a cohort of offenders convicted in 1977.

Since 2005 he is a (senior)researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). In 2006 he was awarded a VENI-grant for his work on the development of criminal behaviour over the life course. In 2010 he also received an Investment Subsidy NWO Medium. As of September 2010, he holds a chair as professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. His research focuses on developmental and life course criminology, (juvenile) sexoffenders and the effects of criminal justice interventions.

Arjan is a member of the Life-course Cluster, the Intergenerational Cluster and the Sanctions Cluster.

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