M.B. Schuilenburg

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Marc Schuilenburg teaches in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Coming from Law he decided to study Philosophy – especially the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Michel Foucault to understand how the formal structures of our society work. He worked for six years for the Public Prosecution Service, before joining the VU University Amsterdam. He earned his PhD in Social Sciences on the workings of myriad systems of surveillance and public-private security assemblages that dominate today’s urban landscape. His book 'Orde in veiligheid' (2012) was awarded the triennial Willem Nagel Prize by the Dutch Society of Criminology. He has been a visiting professor in New York (John Jay College, 2013) and is currently a visiting professor at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich (2014-2020). Marc Schuilenburg is co-founder and current co-editor of the academic journal Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit [Journal on Culture & Crime] and current co-editor of Justitiële verkenningen [Judicial Explorations].


In the fields of Criminology and Philosophy his expertise and areas of interest include politics and crime control, governance of security, social order, theoretical criminology, popular culture and French philosophy

Selected Publications

  • M. Schuilenburg (2019), Hysterie. Een cultuurdiagnose, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie.
  • M. Schuilenburg (2015), The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order (with an introduction by David Garland), New York: New York University Press, 348 pages.
  • M. Schuilenburg (2012), Orde in veiligheid. Een dynamisch perspectief, Den Haag: Boom Lemma, 356 pages.
  • A. de Jong & M. Schuilenburg (2006), Mediapolis. Popular Culture and the CityRotterdam: 010-Publishers, 232 pages.

Prizes and Awards

  • Triennial Willem Nagel Prize (2014), awarded by the Dutch Criminological Association for the best doctoral dissertation written by a Dutch-speaking scholar in the Netherlands and Belgium in the field of Criminology between 2011 and 2014, to Orde in veiligheid. Een dynamisch perspectief.
  • Lecturer of the Year (2009), Department Criminal Law & Criminology, VU University Amsterdam.


  • Prevention & Punishment
  • Police and Security
  • PhD and Master thesis supervision
  • Educational activities for practitioners 

Ancillary activities

  • WODC | Den Haag | Redactielid | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit | Onbekend | Redactielid | 2017-06-06 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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popular culture Social Sciences
public space Social Sciences
equality of rights Social Sciences
Crime Engineering & Materials Science
criminology Social Sciences
social order Social Sciences
computer game Social Sciences
gift Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2018

Cultural Criminology Going Dutch: On Culture, Methodology and Research Agendas

Schuilenburg, M., van Swaaningen, R. & Staring, R., 10 Aug 2018, Cultural Criminology . Hayward, K. (ed.). Routledge, p. 252-272 21 p. (Critical Concepts in Criminology).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


Machine justice: Governing security through the bureaucracy of algorithms

Peeters, R. & Schuilenburg, M., Sep 2018, In : Information Polity. 23, 3, p. 267-280 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Risk assessment
risk assessment
Decision making

Opgeruimd staat netjes: Over de sociologie van gebiedsverboden en de praktijk van het Collectief Winkelverbod

Schuilenburg, M., 2018, In : Justitiële Verkenningen. 44, 2, p. 27-40 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Open Access

Smart cities and the architecture of security: pastoral power and the scripted design of public space

Schuilenburg, M. & Peeters, R., 24 Oct 2018, In : City, Territory and Architecture. 5, 13, p. 1-9 9 p., 13.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
public space
crime prevention

Activities 2005 2014

  • 7 Editorial work
  • 3 Lecture / Presentation

Tijdschrift over cultuur & criminaliteit (Journal)

M.B. Schuilenburg (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Justitiële Verkenningen (Journal)

M.B. Schuilenburg (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Tijdschrift over cultuur & criminaliteit (Journal)

F.H.M. van Gemert (Member of editorial board), M.B. Schuilenburg (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Wijsgerig perspectief op maatschappij en wetenschap (Journal)

M.B. Schuilenburg (Member of editorial board), S. van Tuinen (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic


Willem Nagelprijs

M.B. Schuilenburg (Recipient), 13 Jun 2014


Press / Media

Virtuele werelden

M.B. Schuilenburg & Arno R. Lodder


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other