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Staff members with discipline Criminal Law & Criminology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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a.a.van.dijk rug.nl
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associate professor
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International Criminal Law, International and European Human Rights Law, Comparative Criminal Law
prof. dr. C.I. (Caroline) Fournet
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c.i.fournet rug.nl
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Professor of comparative criminal law and international justice
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, especially EU Criminal Law
mr. dr. W. (Pim) Geelhoed
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w.geelhoed rug.nl
+31 50 36 32137
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Assistant Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
EU-strafrecht. Internationale en Europese samenwerking in strafzaken. 
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v.h.glerum rug.nl
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Criminal (procedure) law, evidence law, expert evidence
mr. dr. R.A. (Rolf) Hoving
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r.a.hoving rug.nl
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University lecturer
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mr. S.R. Huisman
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s.r.huisman rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Klachtvereiste en hoorplichten.
R.M.J. (Min Jung) Kloosterhof, LLM
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r.m.j.kloosterhof rug.nl
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Docent
Field / Discipline
Toezicht door en op het Openbaar Ministerie, strafbeschikking
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t.m.knol rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Sexual Offences
Human Trafficking
prof. mr. dr. K.K. (Kai) Lindenberg
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k.k.lindenberg rug.nl
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Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Field / Discipline
A. (Adina-Loredana) Nistor
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a.nistor rug.nl
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PhD student
Criminal ( procedural) law , including traffic law and traffic engineering
prof. dr. mr. M. (Rinus) Otte
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m.otte rug.nl
+31 50 36 35630
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Professor by Organization of Organization of the Judiciary
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Dutch criminal law and procedure, human rights (ECHR), comparative criminal law and procedure (a.o. German, Italian, French, Belgian, Swiss criminal law)
mr. dr. L.J.J. (Laura) Peters
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l.j.j.peters rug.nl
+31 50 36 35746
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Lecturer
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r.robroek rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
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a.e.schipaanboord rug.nl
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Lecturer in criminal law and procedural law
Preparatory offences
A. (Anouk) van der Schors
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a.van.der.schors rug.nl
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PhD candidate
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PhD research: On Shaky Ground? Fact-finding Through Testimonial Evidence of International Crimes 

This dissertation examines how potential distortions in testimonial evidence are taken into consideration within the legal process, and to what extent this requires and adjustment of both investigative and prosecutorial procedures.
International criminal courts and tribunals prosecute those responsible for atrocities such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The majority of evidence in such cases is testimonial. Questioned before the court, both witnesses and the accused can testify to answer the who, what- where-, and when-questions in order to determine who can be held responsible for the crimes. Nevertheless, judgments of international crimes frequently mention, for example, the lack of detail, coherence and/or consistency throughout testimonies. The extent to which this affects the credibility and reliability of the witness or the accused, and ultimately the admissibility of the evidence is important to take into consideration for fact-finding – during both the investigation and prosecution of international crimes. As such, this dissertation focusses on how the legal process deals with potential distortions in testimonial evidence, especially considering the traumatic nature of international crimes. Investigations and prosecutions of these crimes involve potentially vulnerable and traumatized witnesses as well as witnesses whose evidence is of a particular sensitive nature, as they may, for example, testify in relation to allegations of sexual violence or torture. The methodology consists of an empirical study of transcripts of proceedings, case law, rules of procedure and evidence, and investigation manuals of the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the Dutch prosecution of international crimes, as well as potential interviews with legal practitioners. In addition, the research builds upon a thorough review of legal and criminological scholarship on potential distortions in testimonial evidence in (international) criminal cases. The thesis reports the results of the extensive analysis of data concerning the collection and assessment of testimonial evidence and the consideration of potential distortions throughout this process. It is critically analyzed to what extent judicial proceedings and those involved in the process of investigating and prosecuting these crimes take into consideration the implications of potential distortions of both witnesses and the accused and their effect on testimonial evidence. The dissertation contributes to an enhanced understanding thereof, which may better equip fact-finders to identify potential misrepresentations of truth throughout the investigation and prosecution and acquire corroborating evidence necessary for the adjudication of international crimes.
S.L. (Suzanne) Schot, LLM
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s.l.schot rug.nl
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PhD student
Perpetrators; international crimes; international criminology, international criminal law; international humanitarian law; international peace and security; human rights; armed conflicts and terrorism.
prof. dr. A.L. (Alette) Smeulers
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a.l.smeulers rug.nl
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professor in criminal law and criminology of international crimes
Field / Discipline
Criminal law; penology; penitentiary law
prof. mr. S. Struijk
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s.struijk rug.nl
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Endowed professor Penology and Penitentiary law
Field / Discipline
Belaging, art. 285b Sr
mr. A.B. (Anne-Berthe) van der Velde
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a.b.van.der.velde rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Sanctierecht
Forensische Psychiatrie
Jeugdstrafrecht
dr. mr. M.J.F. (Michiel) van der Wolf
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m.j.f.van.der.wolf rug.nl
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Straf(proces)recht
Materieel strafrecht
Algemene leerstukken
Delicten
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h.d.wolswijk rug.nl
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professor in criminal law
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A.J. (Andrew) Zuidema, LLM
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a.j.zuidema rug.nl
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PhD Candidate / Lecturer
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