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Achtergronden en determinanten van radicalisering en terrorisme

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Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden radicalisme, terrorisme, radicaliseringsproces
Auteurs Wim Koomen en Joop van der Pligt
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    This article presents an overview of the main determinants of radicalization and terrorism. Experienced discrimination plays an important role, and can be seen as threatening. This could amplify the importance of ideology and religious convictions, and these both unify the group and direct the behavior of the group. Perceived threats also result in emphasizing group identity and increases the cohesiveness of the threatened group. This may lead to polarization between groups and radicalization. This radicalization is also affected by cognitions, such as perceived inequity and injustice, as well as emotions such as anger and contempt. In a later phase of radicalization group processes, such as groupthink, and support from the wider social group may further strengthen radicalization. Justification processes, like dehumanizing the opponent, are also likely to play a role. Finally, the transition from radicalization to terrorism is discussed.


Wim Koomen
Dr. W. Koomen is werkzaam bij de faculteit sociale psychologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, w.koomen@uva.nl.

Joop van der Pligt
Prof. dr. J. van der Pligt is hoogleraar sociale psychologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, J.vanderPligt@uva.nl
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Burgers over beveiligers

Een kwantitatief onderzoek naar percepties, verwachtingen en oordelen

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden beveiligers, burgers, beveiliging
Auteurs Ronald van Steden, Maddy Roelofs en Mahesh Nalla
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The employment of private security guards has increased in many European countries in recent decades and the Netherlands is no exception. However, despite large increases in the growth of the private security industry, little is known about how the public perceives agents of private policing and their role in crime prevention and enhancing the public’s sense of safety. In this paper we examine public perceptions of private security personnel. More specifically, we examine citizens’ perceptions and expectations toward the nature of security guards’ work and their relationships with public police, as well as citizens’ level of satisfaction with private security services. Findings suggest that overall Dutch citizens have mixed opinions of security guards. Nonetheless, contrary to what is often assumed about the public image of private security, findings also suggest that respondents are sometimes surprisingly positive in their reactions.


Ronald van Steden
Ronald van Steden is werkzaam bij de onderzoeksgroep Veiligheid en Burgerschap aan de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen van de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Postadres: De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam. E-mail: r.van.steden@fsw.vu.nl.

Maddy Roelofs
Maddy Roelofs in onderzoeker bij de Dienst Onderzoek en Statistiek van de gemeente Amsterdam. Postadres: Postbus 658, 1000 AR Amsterdam. E-mail: m.roelofs@os.amsterdam.nl.

Mahesh Nalla
Mahesh Nalla is hoogleraar in Criminal Justice Studies aan Michigan State University, U.S.A. Postadres: School of Criminal Justice, 560 Baker Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1118. E-mail: nalla@msu.edu.
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Empirisch onderzoek in de Nederlandse criminologie

Een inventarisatie van 25 jaar methoden en technieken

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 2 2009
Trefwoorden empirisch onderzoek, criminologisch onderzoek, kwalitatief onderzoek, kwantitatief onderzoek
Auteurs Prof. dr. Joanne van der Leun en Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Based on an analysis of twenty five years of articles in Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, we describe developments in the use of research methods and tools. One of the questions is how and to what extent new techniques are adopted over the years and whether certain sources of data become more or less popular. Almost half of the articles were non-empirical, and of the remainder the majority primarily made use of quantitative research methods. In the second half of the period under study, the use of secondary data, collected and often processed by people other than the researcher in question, became much more prominent. Amongst other elements, international comparative research was scarce, as was the use of experimental designs. About one-third of all empirical articles were based on qualitative research. We give some suggestions to increase variation among the kind of articles published in the journal.


Prof. dr. Joanne van der Leun
Prof. dr. J.P. van der Leun is hoogleraar criminologie, faculteit rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Leiden, j.p.vanderleun@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
Prof. dr. mr. C.C.J.H. Bijleveld is hoogleraar methoden en technieken van criminologisch onderzoek, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam en senior onderzoeker, Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR), CBijleveld@nscr.nl.
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Terroristische netwerken en intelligence: een sociale netwerkanalyse van de Hofstadgroep

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid, Aflevering 2 2009
Trefwoorden sociale netwerkanalyse, terrorisme, Hofstadgroep
Auteurs Dr. Renée C. van der Hulst
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Radicalization and terrorism remain areas of special interest in terms of security policies. It’s common knowledge that most of the activities related to radicalization and terrorism heavily rely on the involvement of multiple actors. Therefore, an increased understanding of the underlying social structures is considered to offer important leads for the development of effective countermeasures (in particular when related to demographic, cultural, psychological and other social factors). Yet, the number of empirical network studies in this domain (at least those openly available) that incorporate arithmetic tools known as Social Network Analysis (SNA) remain extremely scarce. In this paper the author presents an exploratory Social Network Analysis of the Hofstad network based on publicly available data. Members of the Hofstad network, a radical Islamist network in the Netherlands, were active recruiters for the violent jihad, spreaded radical propaganda, some attended training camps in Pakistan, and the network was suspected of planning several terrorist attacks on strategic objects and prominent people in the Netherlands. One of the members, Mohammed B., was sentenced to life in prison for murdering the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in November 2004. Although the Hofstad network was considered by trial as a terrorist organization in the first instance in 2006, the judgment was reversed on appeal in 2008 when most members were acquitted. As is characteristic of home-grown networks, our analysis indicated that the Hofstad network (N=67) was relatively sparse and decentralized and evolved around a more cohesive core of key players (N=13). The key players were identified based on their central network position and a hierarchical clique analysis. Mohammed B., who had been considered a marginal player by the secret service, turns out to be the most central actor of the network. Although the analysis clearly suggests that quantifying network structures provides actionable intelligence, more research is needed to validate the results.


Dr. Renée C. van der Hulst
Dr. Renée C. van der Hulst was tot voor kort als onderzoeker verbonden aan het Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum (WODC) van het ministerie van Justitie. Zij is thans werkzaam voor Bureau Netwerkanalyse dat onderzoek-, advies- en onderwijswerkzaamheden verzorgt (onder andere op het gebied van sociale netwerkanalyse) binnen het domein van nationale veiligheid en criminaliteitsbestrijding. Contactadres: Bureau Netwerkanalyse, Postbus 938, 1200 AX Hilversum. E-mail: vanderhulst@online.nl.

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Psychisch welbevinden van gedetineerde vrouwen in Nederland

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 1 2009
Trefwoorden detentie, vrouwen, psychische gezondheid, gevangeniservaringen
Auteurs Dr. Anne-Marie Slotboom, Drs. Barbara Menting en Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Incarcerated women have specific characteristics, needs, health problems, and have different experiences and adjustment problems to prison than men. Based on a survey of 251 female inmates, this paper analyses the association between imported factors, deprivation factors and psychological complaints. Depressive complaints, irritability, and risk of self-harm were all predicted through examination of both imported and deprivation factors. Psychological problems before detention was the most significant imported factor predicting psychological complaints. The most important deprivation factors were treatment by staff and other inmates and environmental stress. Posttraumatic stress complaints were predicted only by imported factors (traumatic events and psychological problems before detention). Next to the importation and deprivation factors, this paper suggests inclusion of a third group of factors: relations with children and family, which may be an independent group of factors in addition to the factors related to the prison environment.


Dr. Anne-Marie Slotboom
Dr. M. Slotboom is universitair docent, afd. strafrecht en criminologie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a.slotboom@rechten.vu.nl.

Drs. Barbara Menting
B. Menting MsC is aio, afdeling ontwikkelingspsychologie, faculteit psychologie en pedagogiek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, B.Menting@psy.vu.nl.

Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
Prof. dr. mr. C.C.J.H. Bijleveld is senior onderzoeker, Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR), Leiden en hoogleraar methoden en technieken van criminologisch onderzoek, VU, Amsterdam, CBijleveld@nscr.nl.
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