dr. J. van Wijk


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Joris van Wijk is a graduate in criminal law and criminology. In 2007 he published his PhD research Luanda-Holanda on irregular asylum migration from Angola to the Netherlands. Next to his academic career, Joris has been working for the International Organization for Migration and as an independent policy advisor. He has been a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court (2011) and the Dutch National Prosecutors Office (2018), and a visiting scholar at Oslo University (2013) and Melbourne University (2016).

Joris directs the the research programme Empirical and normative studies, directs the master programme International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology and co-directs the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). He supervises the Escaping Justice Project and co-supervises the When Justice is Done Project and the In Limbo Project. His research interests lie at the crossroads of criminology, international criminal justice and (irregular) (asylum) migration. He mainly applies a qualitative mixed methods approach. His main expertise concerns issues related to criminology, international criminal law, human trafficking- and smuggling, asylum, terrorism and temporary migration.

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Research Output 2002 2020

Angola: the pandora box of ‘Embracing and Forgiving

Munster, van, M. & van Wijk, J., 14 Jan 2020, In : justiceinfo.net.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Introduction: National Prosecutions of International Crimes: Sentencing Practices and (Negotiated) Punishments

Hola, B., Mulgrew, R. & van Wijk, J., 2019, In : International Criminal Law Review. 19, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
national security

The Promotion of Secularization as a Counterterrorism Strategy to Religious Terrorism: A Case Study of Iraq

Mojtahedi, M. H. & van Wijk, J., Dec 2019, In : Journal for Deradicalization. 2019/20, 21, p. 144-180 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Activities 2005 2016

Signalling jihadists in the immigration process

M.P. Bolhuis (Speaker), J. van Wijk (Speaker)
8 Mar 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants (2)

M.P. Bolhuis (Speaker), J. van Wijk (Speaker)
27 Sep 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Vrije Universiteit - Amsterdam (External organisation)

J. van Wijk (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kriminologie (External organisation)

J. van Wijk (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic


Young Criminologist Award

J. van Wijk (Recipient), 5 Sep 2008


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