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 international group of master’s students with diverse (research) interests, covering different topics with a transnational scope.

This blog aims to challenge common sense assumptions about the world through a critical approach; provide thorough, academically-informed analysis of recent phenomena; popularise the latest scientific findings; spread knowledge on students’ research interests; and enhance critical thinking and dialogue with their readers!

Recent noteworthy posts include an interesting analysis of the current situation in France in light of the ‘law on Separatism’ and colonial heritage, the perpetuation of the Indian caste system and the election of Russia to the board of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Please take a look around on the blog’s website and see for yourself!

In this blogpost, PhD candidate Isabella Regan discusses the role of private online investigations in conflict settings. Paying specific attention to its use in the current conflict in Ukraine, she touches upon challenges related to legal, ethical and practical implications. The next four years, she will conduct a critical analysis of public and private power (im)balances within online open-source investigations of (transnational) crimes.
Recently, our colleague Abby Muricho Onencan attended the Leiden University annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium. In this post, she reflects on the keynote address by Professor of Sociology of Law, Ashley Terlouw. Abby shares some new, and intriguing thoughts on the legal perspective of diversity and inclusion that she gathered from the symposium.
Door voortschrijdende technologische ontwikkelingen en verdere digitalisering van de samenleving zal de inzet van beelden in de strafrechtsketen toenemen, en daarmee de noodzaak deze kritisch te bevragen, net als iedere andere vorm van bewijs. Het gebruik van beeldmateriaal vergt goed ontwikkelde visuele geletterdheid bij betrokken actoren - dit zal centraal staan in het onderzoek van Gabry Vanderveen, Willem-Jan Verhoeven en Lotte van Dillen dat door Politie & Wetenschap is gehonoreerd.