Research on fear of crime, perceived disorder and victimization still rely heavily on verbal (textual) questions in surveys and interviews. However, a recent overview of research in which visual methods are employed shows that exceptions do exist.
The recent Toronto attack has raised concerns on the emerging threat of Incels’ violence. But what does Incel stand for? Is it just about miso-gynistic nerds that hate on women or is there more? In this blog, Léa Massé examines the link between the Incel movement and the radicalisation of identity politics over recent years.
The next Italian general election will be held in March 2018 and immigration is back to political agendas. Yet, attention is placed only to ‘security’ and more contingent issues are left out. What stories are they not telling us?
Coastal land loss has become a huge issue for several regions worldwide. Although there is disagreement about responsibility for coastal land loss, corporate responsibility coupled with insufficient governmental oversight, makes coastal land loss a very relevant topic for criminologists.
Do immigrants with a vulnerable legal status encounter a different kind of justice in criminal courts? This blog underlines the symbolic dimension of immigrants in criminal courts and calls for new research design in investigating sentencing decision-making processes.
What may drive an individual to radicalise? In this blog post, Léa Massé explores the existential aspect of Islamic radicalisation.
In this blog, Karin van Wingerde describes a new research project into the misuse of corporate vehicles for illegal gain.
Recently, Rita Faria of the School of Criminology of the University of Porto visited our department. In a conversation with Rita, she tells us more about what scientific misconduct and integrity is, or could be, and what’s needed to prevent and stop scientific misconduct.
In December, the court of Groningen sentenced to five months of detention two Algerians for pickpocketing. Is this an example set by the court or a warning signal of bifurcation in the Dutch sentencing system?