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Estelle Hanard

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Estelle holds two Master’s degrees in Psychology (2015) and Criminology (2018), obtained at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. From 2014 to 2015, Estelle fulfilled an internship within the Psychosocial services of the Prison of Forest and Berkendael (Belgium). In 2018, she perfected her educational baggage with a Master’s in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism (2018) from University College of London. For her Master’s thesis (Criminology), Estelle focused on disengagement from terrorism in French speaking penitentiary contexts in Belgium. Her Master’s thesis in London dealt with stop and search practices applied to ethnic minorities in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in London in 2005 (7/7). Estelle is currently a doctoral researcher and a member of the AFFECT project at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The aim of her research today is to analyse the complex relationship between the local police and local communities in Belgium.


Research Line: Policing & Surveillance












Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels