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Vere van Koppen completed her Bachelor in Psychology at Leiden University, after which she did a Masters in Methods and Statistics (cum laude) at the same university. She obtained her PhD at the NSCR and Research and Documentation Center of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, where she conducted research on criminal careers and involvement mechanisms of organized crime offenders. She received the PhD Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime for her PhD thesis Pathways into organized crime: Criminal opportunities and adult-onset offending. Since 2012, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at VU University. In 2014, she was awarded a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for her research on adult-onset offending.

Research

Vere van Koppen conducts research within the field of life-course criminology. During her PhD, she employed a multi-method approach to examine how individuals become involved in organized crime. Conducting the research, she applied trajectory models to criminal careers of organized crime offenders, conducted an extensive analysis of police files, and carried out interviews with organized crime offenders throughout thirteen different prisons. While conducting a systematic comparison of organized crime offenders and general offenders, the by catch finding of a large proportion of adult-onset offenders spurred her fascination for this neglected group. After finishing her PhD, she therefore has started studying the criminal careers and correlates of adult-onset offending. She compared criminal career dimensions of juvenile- and adult-onset careers, examined effects of life transitions on crime for offenders with an onset in different life stages and carried out interviews with adult-onset offenders on their life course. Furthermore, she is involved in new projects on life courses of organized crime offenders, alibi’s and intermittency in criminal careers.

Education

  • Methoden en technieken van criminologisch onderzoek

  • Forensisch bewijs: Van plaats delict tot de cel

  • Supervisor master thesis

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Research Output 2000 2018

Criminal Career Dimensions of Juvenile- and Adult-Onset Offenders

van Koppen, M. V., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. 4, 1, p. 92-119 28 p.

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Alibi's

van Koppen, M. V. & Nieuwkamp, R., 2017, Routes van het recht: Over de rechtspsychologie. van Koppen, P. J., de Keijser, J., Horselenberg, R. & Jelicic, M. (eds.). Boom Juridische Uitgevers, p. 249-260

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

De invloed van stereotypering op beslissingen in de strafrechtketen

van Koppen, M. V., 2017, Routes van het recht: Over de rechtspsychologie. van Koppen, P. J., de Keijser, J., Horselenberg, R. & Jelicic, M. (eds.). Boom Juridische Uitgevers, p. 867-881

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

A capture-recapture model to estimate the effects of extra-legal disparities on crime funnel selectivity and punishment avoidance

Charette, Y. & van Koppen, M. V., 2015, In : Security Journal. 29, 4, p. 561-583

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Activities 2008 2015

  • 17 Lecture / Presentation

Laatbloeiers in de criminaliteit

van Koppen, M. V. (Speaker)
11 Jun 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Late starters in de criminaliteit

van Koppen, M. V. (Speaker)
12 Jun 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

De weg naar georganiseerde misdaad (gastcollege)

van Koppen, M. V. (Invited speaker)
2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Adult-onset offenders: Arrest rates and the age-crime relationship

van Koppen, M. V. (Speaker)
19 Nov 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic