Dear followers/readers of the Rotterdam Criminology Blog,

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.

This implies that you can expect interesting posts coming up soon! Please keep following us to stay updated on the latest developments and topics in the field of criminology, from our own city and around the globe.

Are you interested in contributing? Please feel free to reach out by sending an e-mail to: info.criminology@law.eur.nl.

Sincerely,

The Editorial Team.

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.