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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. & J.A. Densley (2019). From Breakers to Bikers: The Evolution of the Dutch Crips ‘Gang’. Deviant Behavior. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2019.1572301
  2. Staring, R., Bisschop, L., Roks, R.A, Brein, E. & H. Van de Bunt (2019). Drugscriminaliteit in de Rotterdamse haven: aard en aanpak van het fenomeen. Den Haag: Boom Criminologie.
  3. Kruisbergen, E.W., Roks, R.A. & E.R. Kleemans (2019). Georganiseerde Criminaliteit in Nederland: daders, verwevenheid en opsporing. Rapportage in het kader van de vijfde ronde van de Monitor Georganiseerde Criminaliteit. Den Haag: WODC.
  4. Leukfeldt, E.R., Kleemans, E.R., Kruisbergen E.W. & R.A. Roks (2019). Criminal networks in a digitised world: on the nexus of borderless opportunities and local embeddedness. Trends in Organized Crime. doi: 10.1007/s12117-019-09366-7.
  5. Roks, R.A. (2017). In the ‘h200d’: Crips and the intersection between space and identity in the Netherlands. Crime, Media, Culture, 2017, pp. 1-21. doi: 10.1177/1741659017729002.