On Friday April 23rd, 2021 dr. Eleonora Di Molfetta defended her PhD thesis titled: Injustices under the shield of the law: An exploratory study of judicial practices towards foreign defendants in an Italian criminal court. We recently interviewed her to inquire about the focus and results of her PhD studies.
After a period of absence, we are happy to announce that the Rotterdam Criminology blog is back online! Unfortunately, our very own blog fell victim to a phenomenon frequently discussed on this website: cybercrime. Thankfully, we’ve managed to restore the blog in good order, and we can return to providing you with new and interesting content.
Today, we would like to draw your attention to a ‘sister blog’ of ours: Deviance Incubator. Deviance Incubator is an IMARC student initiative. It contains blog posts written by our […]
This blog post reports on the events of the #BlackLivesMatter demonstration in Rotterdam in light of global protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. It also discusses the tension between the protests and the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Finally, it offers some critical reflection on the need to confront the challenges of police violence and systemic racism in the Netherlands and in our own city.
On Thursday May 7, 2020 dr. Teun van Ruitenburg defended his PhD thesis digitally. His thesis, titled Raising Moral Barriers. An empirical study on the Dutch approach of outlaw motorcycle gangs, provides insights in the question how the Dutch government’s approach to biker gangs has developed from the 1970s to the present. We recently interviewed him to inquire about the focus and results of his PhD studies.