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Pieter Leloup

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Pieter Leloup is a lecturer who teaches the course Private Security. He holds a PhD awarded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University entitled, “The development of the private security industry in Belgium (1907-1990). A historical-criminological perspective on contemporary changes in security and crime control”.

From October 1, 2019, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University on a project titled ‘Private security in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom: A cross-national comparative analysis of late modern policy trends in a Continental European and Anglo-American context’.

He has been a visiting lecturer for the ‘Crime, Law and History’ course at the University of Sheffield, UK. Since 2017, he is also a member of the International advisory board for Policing and Society. An International Journal of Research and Policy.


Research Line: Policing & Surveillance 




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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels