M.D.S. Wijkman

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Miriam Wijkman works as an assistant professor at the VU School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  She graduated from VU University Amsterdam after finishing a Master in Law (with specializations in Civil Law and Criminology). Between 2005 and 2008 she worked as a junior-researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). Research activities focussed on the coordination and data-collection of a 5-generation-study (N> 6000) on the intergenerational transmission of delinquent behaviour, and on a longitudinal study among secondary school students that included data-collection on changes in delinquency and social networks among the students. In 2007 she started as a lecturer-researcher at the VU School of Criminology. In 2012, she graduated  from VU University Amsterdam after finishing a Master Developmental Psychology. She earned a PhD in 2014 from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For her PhD, she studied the offenders, criminal careers and co-offending patterns of adult and juvenile female sexual offenders. 

Member of the Amsterdam Laboratory of Legal Psychology (ALLP)
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.


Her current research elaborates on her dissertation and involves offending pathways and risk assessment of female sexual offenders. Her other research interests include human trafficking and sexual exploitation, organised crime, and gender and extremism/terrorism 


  • Sexual offending
  • Female offending
  • Human trafficking and sexual exploitation
  • Terrorism and extremism

Ancillary activities

  • Politie Amsterdam-Amstelland | Amsterdam | member Supervisory Committee Detainee Care | 2016-09-01 - present

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Research Output 2006 2019

Female offenders of human trafficking and sexual exploitation

Wijkman, M. & Kleemans, E., 1 May 2019, In : Crime, Law and Social Change.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Human Trafficking
Sexual Child Abuse
Mental Health
Sex Offenses

Datingfraude: Van romantische droom naar financiële nachtmerrie

Wijkman, M. D. S. & Kooij, I., 5 Jul 2018, In : Proces : Tijdschrift voor strafrechtspleging. 97, 3, p. 183-193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Female sexual offenders

Wijkman, M. D. S. & Sandler, J., Apr 2018, Sexual offending: A criminological perspective. Lussier, P. & Beauregard, E. (eds.). Routledge, p. 257-275 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

risk assessment

Female sexual offending

Wijkman, M. & Sandler, J. C., 2018, Sexual offending: a criminological perspective . Lussier, P. & Beauregard, E. (eds.). Routledge, 19 p. (Global issues in crime and justice).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

sexual offense
technical literature

Activities 2005 2017

  • 37 Lecture / Presentation

Female Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

M.D.S. Wijkman (Speaker), E.R. Kleemans (Speaker)
15 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Vrouwelijke zedendelinquenten in Nederland

M.D.S. Wijkman (Speaker)
16 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Recidivism and risk predictors for (sexual) re-offending of female sexual offenders.

V de Vogel (Speaker), M.D.S. Wijkman (Speaker)
16 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Offending styles of female sexual offenders: a quantitative approach

M.D.S. Wijkman (Speaker)
3 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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