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Inaugural Lecture by Veroni Eichelsheim

Intergenerational Continuity of Deviant Behavior
30 June 2023

Why does deviant behavior concentrate in certain families? What mechanisms are at play? And what explanations exist for the occurrence of intergenerational resilience? These questions are at the heart of Veroni Eichelsheim's research. On September 15th, she will deliver her inaugural lecture at the Academy Building.

Veroni Eichelsheim, endowed professor at the University of Groningen and senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), holds the chair of "Intergenerational Continuity of Deviant Behavior." Within this chair, she investigates deviant developmental trajectories across multiple generations and also examines interventions for these families.

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Veroni Eichelsheim

Eichelsheim’s research focuses on the development of children and adolescents, parenting, problem behavior and delinquency, children of criminal parents, and the intergenerational transmission of issues. For this reason, the chair is housed within the unit of Developmental Psychology.

Eichelsheim is pleased with the collaboration between the University of Groningen and the NSCR. "Interdisciplinary collaboration is indispensable for researching intergenerational patterns of deviant behavior and working together with practice and policy partners to find effective ways to break these patterns. By establishing this chair, I hope to make a contribution."


Friday, September 15, 2023, 16:15-17:00


Aula, Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

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About Veroni Eichelsheim

Eichelsheim studied Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Leiden and obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 at Utrecht University on the quality of family relationships and delinquency during adolescence. Since 2013, she has been affiliated with the NSCR and is also a research fellow at VU Amsterdam. With her expertise, Eichelsheim is a member of the Complaint Advisory Committee of the Council for Child Protection, a member of the Expert Committee on Multi-Problem Families, and she chairs the ESC Working Group on Intergenerational Criminology. Since June 1, 2022, she has been a member of the Recognition Committee for Judicial Interventions.

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