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Researcher

Maaike Beckmann

  • Research interest:

    Maaike Beckmann is a criminologist and Doctoral Candidate affiliated to the Free University Brussels and the University of Groningen. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) and a Master’s degree (magna cum laude) in Criminology from Free University Brussels. She was awarded the Jeanine Segers Prize for best master's thesis in criminology for her empirically based thesis describing the masculinity narratives of long-term Belgian male prisoners. In 2013 she collected qualitative data on exhibiting masculinities in a custodial setting in the Dutch Penitentiary Institution of Tilburg where Belgian inmates housed during the Dutch-Belgian penitentiary cooperation. She is currently pursuing her PhD Degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens (VUB) and Prof. Dr. Miranda Boone (RUG). The doctorate is jointly awarded by partner universities Free University Brussels and University of Groningen Her dissertation comparatively studies conditional release in Belgium and the Netherlands. Her current research interests include decision-making in sentence implementation, subjective experiences of punishment, comparative criminal justice and penology and communicative theories. 

  • Keywords:Law (incl. notarial studies)
  • Disciplines:Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
  • Users of research expertise:

    Maaike Beckmann is a criminologist and Doctoral Candidate affiliated to the Free University Brussels and the University of Groningen. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) and a Master’s degree (magna cum laude) in Criminology from Free University Brussels. She was awarded the Jeanine Segers Prize for best master's thesis in criminology for her empirically based thesis describing the masculinity narratives of long-term Belgian male prisoners. In 2013 she collected qualitative data on exhibiting masculinities in a custodial setting in the Dutch Penitentiary Institution of Tilburg where Belgian inmates housed during the Dutch-Belgian penitentiary cooperation. She is currently pursuing her PhD Degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens (VUB) and Prof. Dr. Miranda Boone (RUG). The doctorate is jointly awarded by partner universities Free University Brussels and University of Groningen Her dissertation comparatively studies conditional release in Belgium and the Netherlands. Her current research interests include decision-making in sentence implementation, subjective experiences of punishment, comparative criminal justice and penology and communicative theories.