mr. dr. 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, 224 pages.
  • 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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social order Social Sciences
popular culture Social Sciences
public space Social Sciences
surveillance Social Sciences
equality of rights Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
Crime Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2021

Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Politics

Schuilenburg, M., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Routledge.

Research output: Book / ReportBookProfessional

De veiligheidsutopie voorbij? Over geborgenheid en valse vrijheid

Schuilenburg, M., Oct 2019, Pragmatisch verzet tegen cultuurpessimisme: In gesprek met het oeuvre van Hans Boutellier . Den Haag: Boom bestuurskunde, p. 155-168 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


Fear and Fantasy in the Smart City

Pali, B. & Schuilenburg, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Criminology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

social order
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Hysterie: Een cultuurdiagnose

Schuilenburg, M., 2019, Amsterdam: Boom filosofie. 224 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookProfessional

Leven in het antropoceen: Een handleiding

Schuilenburg, M. (ed.) & van Tuinen, S. (ed.), 2019, Amsterdam: Boom filosofie. 200 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingProfessional

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

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

Justitiële Verkenningen (Journal)

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