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mr. A.E. Schipaanboord

Lecturer in criminal law and procedural law
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Els Schipaanboord studied law at the University of Groningen where she obtained her master's degree in law, specializing in criminal law & criminology and civil law. During the master's phase of her studies she also specialized in forensic psychiatry. Among other things, she conducted empirical research in the field of forensic psychiatry. The main focus in this research were the conjunction of legislation and the various forms of regulations within the assessments and reports 'Pro Justitia'. The findings of this study were published in a scientific publication (J.W. Hummelen, C.M. van Esch, A.E. Schipaanboord & T.S. van der Veer, "The right of inspection and correction in behavioral assessments in criminal cases", Expertise and Law 2013, no. 2, p 44-49). During her studies Els also worked in legal practice and as a research intern.

After graduating, Els started working as a staff lawyer at the Pieter Baan Centre in Utrecht. In 2013-2014 she was a lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedural law at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University. In 2014 she was appointed as a PhD researcher at the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy within the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the norms that govern the legal position of lawbreakers with a mental disorder. She assesses their legal position from an international, European and national perspective, taking into account civil law, criminal law, health law and human rights. In addition to her promotional work for her dissertation entitled: 'The legal position of mentally ill offenders', Els has conducted research and published in the field of the Belgian internment measure.

Since 2019, Els has been working as a lecturer for the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. She teaches both Dutch and international courses on criminal law and human rights. 

Last modified:02 December 2019 10.51 a.m.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands