Jacqueline Bosker PhD (1968) is a sociologist. She has been affiliated with the Research group Working with Mandated Clients since 2008. She has been a lecturer since November 2018. She was also a senior policy officer for the Dutch Probation Services until 2012. Her research studies the actions of social professionals working in a judicial context.
She conducted research into (decisions about) intervention in the event of insecurity and delinquent behaviour, and into effective cooperation within the chain of justice. She is a co-author of the book ‘Working in Correction and Rehabilitation: A Methodology for Forensic Social Work’. She also had a leading role in the development of the Forensic Social Professional master’s degree programme, for which she is a lecturer.
"Proper cooperation surrounding client cases requires a joint vision regarding the reduction of delinquent and risky behaviour"
Jacqueline Bosker has developed various web lectures for professionals and students, about structured decisions and the added value of risk assessment, and about the development and reduction of delinquent behaviour. A common thread in her work is the effort to link scientific insights to the daily actions of professionals.
Fields of expertise
- Phasing out delinquent behaviour
- Risk assessment
- Working with mandated clients
- Linking Theory and Practice in Probation Structured Decision Support for Case Management Plans
- Picturing probation exploring the utility of visual methods in comparative research
- Improving Agreement About Intervention Plans in Probation by Decision Support