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When I started studying criminology at the Erasmus University in 2002, I never envisioned myself extending my stay there beyond the course of the mandatory curriculum. However, I am proud to say that I am still at the EUR. After receiving a PhD in criminology at the Erasmus University in 2016, I joined the department of criminology as an assistant professor.
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My PhD research was an ethnography on the embeddedness of crime and identity for which I conducted fieldwork among members of the Dutch Rollin 200 Crips. As a researcher, I am interested in street culture, gangs - ‘traditional’ street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs and hybrid gangs - and organized crime. As a trained qualitative researcher, I have a special interest in looking for new ways of collecting data (social media, digital communication, (rap) music).

  1. Roks, R.A. (2016). In de h200d. Een eigentijdse etnografie over de inbedding van criminaliteit en identiteit. Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Read it here. 
  2. Van Gemert, F., Roks, R.A. & Drogt, M. (2016). Dutch Crips Run Dry in Liquid Society. In C.L. Maxson & F.A. Esbensen (Eds.), Gang Transitions and Transformations in an International Context(pp. 157-172). Switzerland: Springer International. Read it here.
  3. Roks, R.A. (2016). In de h200d: een eigentijdse etnografie. Justitiële Verkenningen, 42 (1), 47-64. doi: 5553/JV/016758502016042001005. Read it here. 
  4. Roks, R.A. (2015). ‘Never snitch broertje, want de straat hoort het’. Ars Aequi, 64 (5), 422-425. Read it here.
  5. Roks, R.A. (2013). De straat praat? De performance van 'street credibility'. Tijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit, 3 (3), 14-31. doi: 10.5553/TCC/221195072013003003002. Read it here. 

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