12 April 2013
Esmah Lahlah was interviewed for
Eindhovens Dagblad (section Helmond) for article 'More violence in
Moroccan families' (Meer geweld in Marokkaans gezin). This interview
refers to her research thesis 'Invisible Victims? Ethnic differences in
the risk for juvenile violent delinquency of Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch
adolescent boys' which she will defend on 20 September 2013.
10 April 2013
Prof. Jan van Dijk wrote an article in newspaper Brabants Dagblad with regard to State Secretary Fred Teeven's proposal to allow victim's to speak out in court about the perpetrator's punishment. read more
3 April 2013
19 March 2013
Rianne Letschert inducted Dutch Young Academy
Rianne Letschert is appointed to the Young Academy,
the special branch for highly talented young scholars of the Royal
Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences. She will be inducted together
with the other ten new members today, 19 March 2013 during an official
ceremony held in the Trippenhuis Building in Amsterdam. In that ceremony, the new ten members will announce what their main activity will be in the coming five years.
19 March 2013
Dangerous boys or boys in danger - Esmah Lahlah
This study considers the extent to which ethnic differences in exposure to child abuse exist between native Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch boys, and, if they do, whether they are related to differences in levels of violent offending between both groups. The results demonstrate that Moroccan-Dutch boys are significantly more likely to report exposure to child abuse than Dutch boys. In addition, differences in exposure to child abuse are of sufficient magnitude to partially explain the observed differences in levels of violent offending between Dutch and Moroccan- Dutch boys. The results of this study highlight the need for social services and criminal justice professionals to provide prevention and intervention strategies for abused adolescent boys. This may be particularly important for Moroccan-Dutch boys. Ethnic-specific prevention programmes need to build on a clear understanding of the risk factors and aetiology of juvenile violent offending and need to continue to examine the meaning of the differential risk ratios across ethnic groups. We suggest that further research into the effects of child abuse on juvenile violent delinquency among ethnic minority youth should take this complexity into account. See the article in De Volkskrant.
25 February 2013
Interview (NL) with prof. Rianne Letschert 'De victimoloog pleit voor meer dan extra rechten voor het slachtoffer'
30 January 2013
Article in Trouw (Dutch newspaper) about recent publication of prof. Peter van der Velden.