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Criminal Science and Terrorism

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of criminal science and terrorism.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Bertjan Doosje
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Dr Bertjan Doosje

Bertjan Doosje is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology. His areas of expertise are stereotyping and discrimination, emotions in inter-group relations, radicalisation and polarisation.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6885 / 6890

dr. E.J. (Bertjan) Doosje

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group Social Psychology

Christina Eckes, hoogleraar Europees recht
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Christina Eckes

Christina Eckes is professor of European Law. Her areas of expertise are EU counterterrorism policy, EU foreign policy, integration and disintegration dynamics in institutional and constitutional law of the European Union.

T: +31 (0)20 525 8513

prof. dr. C. (Christina) Eckes

Faculty of Law

European Public Law

Prof. Marieke de Goede

Prof. Marieke de Goede

Marieke de Goede is a professor of Political Science. She conducts research into European safety culture and the role of risk analysis and the use of commercial data in safety policy. Her research also focuses on the fight against terrorist funding.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6178

prof. dr. M. (Marieke) de Goede

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Prof Denis Abels
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Denis Abels

Denis Abels is professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. His research primarily focuses on penal law. This area encompasses various aspects of substantive criminal law and the law of criminal procedure, such as sentencing and prison law. 

T: +31 (0)20 525 3640

prof. dr. D. (Denis) Abels

Faculty of Law

Criminal Law

D.J. Korf

Prof. Dirk Korf

Dirk Korf is professor by special appointment of Criminology, in particular criminal policy research. He specialises in emperical research on hard-to-reach groups. Korf’s research focuses on developments and patterns in drug use and drug trafficking, partly in relation to drug policy and from an international perspective.

T: +31 (0)20 525 3930/3918

prof. dr. D.J. (Dirk) Korf

Faculty of Law

Criminal Law

Arian van Asten

Prof. Arian van Asten

Arian van Asten is professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis. His research focuses on forensic investigations of explosives and drugs of abuse, forensic toxicology and forensic microtrace analysis including glass, fibers and gunshot. Van Asten worked at the Netherlands Forensic Institute for 12 years and has extensive knowledge about the role of the forensic expert and the added value of forensic investigations in criminal investigations.

T: +31 (0)20 525 7656

prof. dr. A.C. (Arian) van Asten

Faculty of Science

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences