Research group Knowledge analysis societal security
As a research group, we develop knowledge and insights for the benefit of practice regarding societal safety (crime and disturbance). We also strive to strengthen the cooperation between professionals. Important themes include: adopting the person-specific approach, knowledge about criminal behaviour and information security.
The evidence-informed safety and security professional
Safety and security professionals make high-impact decisions which require evidence-informed practices. Safety & Security Management education therefore stresses the importance of evidence-informed practice.
- Integrating data, knowledge, and expertise for policy advice: understanding the practices of Dutch organized crime control professionals
- Child Protection Service interference in childhood and the relation with mental health problems and delinquency in young adulthood A latent class analysis study
- IMPACT Europe
The research group works closely with lecturers and students from multiple degree programmes relevant to the fields of societal safety and security. In this way, our research results have a direct impact on our degree programmes. We also contribute to the implementation and development of the bachelor's and master's educational programmes.
The research group works closely with partners from education, research and practice: (forensic and social) professionals working at local and national government institutions, municipalities, police departments, probation services, as well as youth care, social care and welfare organisations. Collaborative partners include: Bureau Regionale Veiligheidsstrategie, Veiligheidshuis Regio Utrecht and Rotterdam, the EFM and the municipalities of Zeist, Hilversum, Utrecht, Veenendaal, and Rotterdam.