dr. mr. V.C. Geeraets

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Vincent Geeraets is an assistant professor at the department of Legal Theory and History at VU University (since 2012). He graduated in law at the university of Groningen and worked as a PhD candidate at the department of Legal Theory also at the university in Groningen. In 2011 he successfully defended his thesis A Neutral Conception of Punishment.


His research is centred on various topics related to criminal law. He has written about the concept of punishment, justificatory theories of punishment, the victim impact statement, restorative justice and doping in sports.


He teaches several courses; among others: Philosophy of Criminal Law ("encyclopedie criminologie") (bachelor; students of criminology) and Methods of Legal Research (master; law students).

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penalty Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
legal system Social Sciences
criminal law Social Sciences
offender Social Sciences
Sports Social Sciences
procedural law Social Sciences
legal procedure Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Juridisch uitgesloten, probleem opgelost? De verliespost van gereguleerde compassie

Geeraets, V. C. & Veraart, W., Sep 2019, Genoegdoening & Redelijkheid: Over de grenzen van slachtofferemancipatie. van Stokkom, B. (ed.). Den Haag: Boom Criminologie, p. 47-70 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

(Herstel)recht en excuses: een precaire relatie

Geeraets, V. C., Jul 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht. 18, 2, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Open Access

De alcoholmeter en het verdwijnen van het verantwoordelijke rechtssubject

Geeraets, V. C. & Mommers, S., Dec 2018, In : Rechtsgeleerd magazijn Themis. 179, 6, p. 251-259 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Over verplichte excuses en spreekrecht: Wat is er mis met empirisch-juridisch onderzoek naar slachtoffers?

Veraart, W. J. & Geeraets, V. C., 19 Feb 2018, In : Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy. 46, 2, p. 137-159 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
legal system
procedural law
legal procedure
civil law

Two Mistakes about the Concept of Punishment

Geeraets, V., Apr 2018, In : Criminal Justice Ethics. 37, 1, p. 21-35 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
legal claim
criminal law

Activities 2013 2019

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation
  • 3 Conference
  • 1 Expert meeting
  • 1 Seminar

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Over de rol van excuses in de rechtszaal

V.C. Geeraets (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

NVC Congres 2019

V.C. Geeraets (Participant)
30 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

"Het beperkte belang van evidence based onderzoek naar slachtoffers"

Wouter Veraart (Participant), V.C. Geeraets (Participant)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminarAcademic

Straf, rechtvaardiging en mensbeelden

V.C. Geeraets (Speaker)
12 Jan 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic