The Rotterdam Criminology Blog is the blog of the Criminology Department of the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. The authors are criminologists working at our department, who blog in a personal capacity.

The blog offers a platform to discuss relevant topics on crime and criminology. Posts include thoughts and comments on various forms of media, including news reports, books, articles, and films; responses to developments in criminal, social and socio-legal policies in the Netherlands; and preliminary research findings. The website also provides links to more in-depth papers that the authors have published elsewhere. This blog covers a wide range of different topics and research areas relevant to criminology, which are organized under the following themes:

(1) Media and Culture
(2) Street and The City
(3) Technology and Cybercrime
(4) Migration and Multiculturalism
(5) Crimes of the Powerful
(6) Gangs and Organized Crime
(7) Radicalization and Terrorism
(8) Youth, Criminal Justice and Victimization

Editorial Team
Gwendolyn Geuze (MSc, PhD candidate)
Anna Merz (MA, PhD candidate)
Ruben Timmerman (MA, LLM, PhD candidate)

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