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I graduated in psychology at Leiden University and obtained a PhD in Sociology from Utrecht University. My PhD thesis explored the coupled occupational careers of spouses. Since 2000 I have been at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), a NWO Institute located in the Initium building on the VU Campus. Past affiliations include Utrecht University, Leiden University, the Institute of Labor Studies (OSA) and the Research Department of the Dutch Ministry of Justice (WODC)

A psychologist by training and PhD in sociology, I have studied spatial aspects of crime since about 2000, when I joined the NSCR. Since January 2013 am also a professor at the Department of Spatial Economics of the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I hold a chair 'Spatial analysis of crime'.

Ancillary activities

  • Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving | Amsterdam | Senior Onderzoeker | 2014-06-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD

Psychology, Master

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Research Output 1990 2019

Adolescent offenders’ current whereabouts predict locations of their future crimes

Bernasco, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 1, e0210733.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

crime
Crime
police
Police
Law enforcement

Crime Feeds on Legal Activities: Daily Mobility Flows Help to Explain Thieves’ Target Location Choices

Song, G., Bernasco, W., Liu, L., Xiao, L., Zhou, S. & Liao, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Crime
offense
offender
Theft
larceny

Cyber-offenders versus traditional offenders: An empirical comparison

Weulen Kranenbarg, M., 2018, 229 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

Cyber-Offending and Traditional Offending over the Life-Course: an Empirical Comparison

Weulen Kranenbarg, M., Ruiter, S., Van Gelder, J-L. & Bernasco, W., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. 4, 3, p. 343-364 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
offense
privacy
longitudinal study
education
Netherlands

Determinants of reporting cybercrime: A comparison between identity theft, consumer fraud, and hacking

van de Weijer, S. G. A., Leukfeldt, R. & Bernasco, W., 1 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Criminology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

larceny
fraud
offense
determinants
police

Activities 2013 2017

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 PhD thesis examination

Neighborhoods Without Community; Collective efficacy and crime in Malmö, Sweden

W. Bernasco (Examiner)
3 Feb 2017

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Criminology (Journal)

W. Bernasco (Member of editorial board)
2013

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Prizes

single parent family
divorce
parental separation
offense
parents