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Lars Breuls obtained a Ph.D. fellowship of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), which allowed him to carry out ethnographic research in immigration detention in Belgium and in the Netherlands (October 2016 – September 2020). He succesfully defended his Ph.D. on immigration detention practices on 7 September 2020. He is now working as a postdoctoral researcher studying the decision-making practices of immigration officers. His research interests include practices of immigration control, penal and administrative decision-making, and practices of prison sentence implementation.


Research Line: Penality and Society 

Courses taught at the VUB in 2021-2022

Name  Link
Bronnen in de criminologie More info
Penologie en penitentair recht More info
Penology More info
International Comparative Field Visit Study More info







Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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