The Research Group Crime & Society (CRiS) is part of the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We undertake critical and multidisciplinary research in Youth Criminology, Penology, Urban Criminology, and Policing and Surveillance. CRiS scholarship focuses on the experiences and perceptions of crime control actors and of those subjected to crime control.
Our researchers are committed to knowledge exchange with criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and research subjects, to create collaborative, timely, and impactful research. We offer an intellectual and collegial academic environment to study crime control. Our research is frequently collaborative; undertaking comparative research projects with international visiting researchers
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- A new issue has just been published from Criminological Encounters with the theme Critical green criminology goes rural.
- VUB professor Sonja Snacken has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws 2022 by the University of Glasgow. She is receiving it for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of human rights.
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We are eager to announce that Marijke Van Buggenhout will be defending her doctoral thesis in Criminological Sciences titled: ‘Paper Borders. Children and Young People Inside the Belgian Asylum Procedure. A Multi-voiced and Performative Study’.
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Municipal applications are becoming a commonplace feature of urban life, with citizens increasingly using mobile and web platforms to voice their concerns over incidents of urban disorder and minor offenses in public space.