On Friday, February 21, 2020, Jelle Jaspers successfully defended his dissertation "Cooperation against the law: Criminological study of the social organization of business cartels" (can be read here). For the Rotterdam Criminology Blog, we asked him a couple questions about his research.
This blogpost discusses three ambiguities presented by environmental harm and relates these to contemporary examples of everyday (business) practices. This illustrates that environmental harm brings with it an unequal distribution of profits and costs; in other words, environmental harm and exclusive prosperity go hand in hand. Insights into the drivers of environmental harm can help understand the dynamics of exclusive prosperity and might contribute to finding ways to increase inclusive prosperity in environmental matters.
In September 2019, the Department of Criminology at Erasmus School of Law welcomed two new PhD candidates: Amr Marzouk and Gwendolyn Geuze! We asked them to write a brief introduction […]
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.