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I hold a PhD in Sociology and joined the Criminology department in 2006. As an associate professor in criminology I combine research and teaching with my function as the director of the bachelor programme.
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My current research addresses the consequences changes in legal assistance have for criminal investigations and its participants. Within this research I have a special interest for police questioning and the relation between interrogation techniques and the willingness of suspects to give a statement. An additional research interest is the investigation of group crime and organized crime using social network analysis.

1. Verhoeven, W.J. & Duinhof, E.L. (2017). Effectiviteit van het verdachtenverhoor. Een veldstudie naar de relatie tussen verhoortechnieken, de verklaring van verdachten en de aanwezigheid van de advocaat in zware zaken. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers. Read it here

2. Verhoeven, W.J. (2016). The complex relationship between interrogation techniques, suspects changing their statement and legal assistance. Evidence from a Dutch sample of police interviews. Policing & Society. Read it here

3. Verhoeven, W.J. & Stevens, L. (2012). The Lawyer in the Dutch Interrogation Room: Influence on Police and Suspect. The Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 9, 69-92. Read it here

4. Verhoeven, W.J. (2009). Telefoontaps als Netwerkdata? Mogelijkheden en Beperkingen om Telefoontaps te Gebruiken voor SNA van Georganiseerde Criminaliteit. Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid, 8, 41-52. Read it here

5. Verhoeven, W.J., Jansen, W., & Dessens, J. (2005). Income Attainment During Transformation Processes: A Meta-Analysis of the Market Transition Theory. European Sociological Review, 21, 201-26. Read it here