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mr. A.E. (Els) Schipaanboord

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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. She conducted research and published several papers on the norms that govern the legal position of lawbreakers with a mental disorder. 

Since 2019, Els has been working as a lecturer/researcher at the University of Groningen. She started her career at this university as a lecturer for the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology where she taught both Dutch and international courses on criminal law and human rights. As of August 2022, she works for the Department of Legal Methods where she is as well involved in both the Dutch- and International and European law programmes. She has also been appointed as Student Coordinator within the Groningen Centre for Legal Skills.

Els conducts research on administrative sanctioning of deviant behaviour in light of Art. 6 ECHR.

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