dr. M. Slotboom


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Anne-Marie Slotboom

I graduated from Leiden University after finishing a master in developmental psychology. I finished my PhD on a large scale cross-cultural study of childhood precursors of adult personality structure. Between 2001 and 2004 I worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), where I studied the effects of interventions on persistent offenders and the implementation of formal and informal interventions in secondary schools. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Criminal Law and Criminology Department of the VU University in Amsterdam. My main publications have been focused on prison conditions in women’s prisons, women’s prison experiences, and girls in the juvenile justice system. Furthermore, I coordinated a study for the Dutch ministry of Justice on the need for gender specific interventions. My current research interest is concentrated on pathways to female imprisonment, female desistance and juvenile delinquents treated in outpatient clinics. Together with Machteld Hoeve, Menno Ezinga and Peer van der Helm I published a Dutch state of the art book on female delinquency (Criminele meisjes en vrouwen: Achtergronden en aanpak, 2012).

I teach courses in theoretical criminology, developmental and lifecourse criminology and female delinquency. The course 'Gender, Crime and Justice' is the only course in the Criminology program at the VU University which specify focusses on the role of both men and women in the justice system, their pathways to crime and the process of desistance and re-entry in society.

Member of the European Society of Criminology, 2008 – present
Member of the ESC Working group Women Crime and Justice 2010 – present
Member of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren)
Member of the Global Criminoloy Network (GCN)
Member of A-LAB (Amsterdam Law and Behavior Institute), which carries out multidisciplinary research as an interfaculty collaboration of the various faculties within VU University and the NWO institute NSCR.




Theoretical Criminology - Psychological theories

Criminal Careers and Interventions

Gender Crime and Justice

Inside-out prison exchange program


Anne-Marie Slotboom conducts research in the programme Empirical and Normative Studies.

The research includes several projects aimed at female delinquency. In collaboration with forensic psychiatric clinic De Waag I study profiles of adolescent and young adult males and females treated at De Waag. In cooperation with the NSCR several projects are conducted in the field of women prisoners, Caribbean women and crime, the 'desistance' process in women.

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Research Output 1997 2020

Interpersonal trauma and mental health problems of male and female antisocial adolescents treated in a forensic outpatient setting

Slotboom, M., Hendriks, J., Hoeve, M. & Zahn, M., 2020, In : Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 31, 1, p. 137-155 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Mental Health
Sex Offenses
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Genderneutrality and the prevention and treatment of violence - a Dutch perspective

Althoff, M., Slotboom, M. & Janssen, J., 11 Sep 2019, In : Women & Criminal Justice. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Weerbaar tegen geweld

Althoff, M., Janssen, J. & Slotboom, M., 2019, In : Proces. 98, 4, p. 242-249 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Sexual Child Abuse
Mental Health
Sex Offenses

Out of prison, out of crime? Women on the road to desistance

Rodermond, E., 2018, 164 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Activities 2004 2019

  • 68 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Expert meeting
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Membership

Klachtencommissie Horizon -locatie Midgaard (External organisation)

M. Slotboom (Member)
30 Dec 2019 → …

Activity: MembershipSocietal

Female Pathways in and out of Crime and Prison: New Research Findings and Future Directions

Vanja Ljujic (Speaker), Katharina Joosen (Speaker), M. Slotboom (Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Criminele meisjes: specifieke aandacht en zorg of niet

A. Slotboom (Speaker)
3 Mar 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Women’s needs and risk-need assessment in the Netherlands.

A. Slotboom (Speaker)
27 May 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The role of romantic relationships in the lives of incarcerated women: early versus late onset

A. Slotboom (Speaker), K. Joosen (Speaker), C.C.J.H. Bijleveld (Speaker), C. Kruttschnitt (Speaker)
10 Sep 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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Studium Generale, tv series ontleed: Orange is the New Black

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Radio Swammerdam over de lik, de bajes en het cachot

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Makersradio: Arsenicum

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Goeie Mie-ting

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Criminele vrouwen

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