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Curriculum vitae

Jantien Stuifbergen studied Educational Sciences (graduation variant Theoretical and Historical Studies) and Criminology (graduation variant Life course Criminology) at the VU University. Since 2006 she works as a lecturer/ researcher  at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology. Since 2013 she is the programmecoordinator and member of the programme board for the master International Crimes and Criminology (http://masters.vu.nl/en/programmes/international-crimes-criminology/index.aspx).

Educational activities

Coordinator of the MA International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology

Research Seminars in International Crimes
Coordinator Thesis ICC master
Research Skills in Criminology
Expert Seminar International crimes

Coordintaor Transitional Justice in Reality

Research activities
Jantien Stuifbergen conducts research in the programme
Empirical and Normative Studies. In 2012 she started with a historical study of the delinquency of Dutch World War II criminals. It concerns a first design study of the criminal career of political criminals of WWII in the Netherlands.

Criminal Careers of Dutch War Criminals

Empirical quantitative research on the criminal careers of war criminals is scarce. Little is known about the question to what extent they had been engaged in criminality before war, how and if the circumstances of war encouraged them in committing crimes, and how their criminal career developed after war in a post-war society that might – depending on the role they played – might consider them to be traitors or collaborators.

This PhD project aims to address the life course of Dutch World Word II war criminals. The research provides a description and an analysis of the life course of the so called ‘political offenders’ who were convicted by one of the special courts in the Netherlands that have been installed briefly after the Second World War. By means of a file analysis their criminal career before, during and after the war will be researched. Based on these unique historical (closed) archives, the research aims to identify and explain what type of offenses they are convicted for, what the nature of these offenses was and how their criminal careers have developed before, during and after the war. As such, the research includes the ‘classical’ criminological questions on prevalence and etiology of a unique group of perpetrators.

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting Tidoca | Castricum | voorzitter | 2011-01-02 - present

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • K Law (General)
  • Criminology