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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. From January 2013 - December 2022 I have been a professor at the Department of Spatial Economics of the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I held a chair 'Spatial analysis of crime'"

Ancillary activities

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

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Coupled Careers

Award Date: 2 Dec 1994

Psychology, Master, Social Psychology

Award Date: 14 Jul 1989


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