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Research Unit Criminal Law and Criminology

Research Unit

Main organisation:Faculty of Law
Lifecycle:1 Jul 1977  →  Today
Organisation profile:

Research Unit Criminal Law and Criminology

  • Institute of Criminal Law  Without ignoring general knowledge and practice, staff specializes in research on Terrorism and organised crime, White collar crime, Protection Mechanisms in Criminal Procedure, Sentencing and the Execution of Sanctions. Within each area there is continuous concern for the interplay between national and international (particularly European) norms and policies on the one hand and that between substantive law and procedure on the other.
  • Leuven Institute of Criminology Research within the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) is structured within eight research lines. Each research line consists of one coordinator, who is responsible for the research within that line, other professors, teaching and research assistants, and volunteers.  Below you will find an overview of the lines of research within LINC.  For a summary of the completed and ongoing research projects within a research line, click on the proper subject area.
  • Human Rights and Transitional Justice   -   Coordinator: Stephan Parmentier
  • Serious and Organised Crime   -   Coordinator: Letizia Paoli
  • Youth Criminology   -   Coordinators: Stefaan Pleysierand Johan Put
  • Restorative Justice and Victimology   -   Coordinator: Ivo Aertsen
  • Police and the Judiciary   -   Coordinator: Dirk Van Daele
  • Policy and Management in the Criminological Field    -   Coordinator: Jeroen Maesschalck
  • Criminological Assessment and Behavioural Interventions   -   Coordinator: Geert Vervaeke
  • Punishment and Control   -   Coordinator: Tom Daems
Keywords:penology, police studies, forensic social work, penal law, Sociology of culture, Victimology, Criminography, Juvenile criminology
Disciplines:Law, Criminology