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prof.mr. J.J.M. (Jan) van Dijk

Full Professor 

Tilburg Law School
INTERVICT

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Personal details

Jan van Dijk was born in Amsterdam (1947), where he lives with his wife, Ruscha Binkhorst, who teaches interior design at the Academy of Arts in The Hague. They have three children. Van Dijk has a degree in law from Leiden University (1970) and a PhD in criminology from the University of Nijmegen (1977). He currently holds the Pieter van Vollenhoven Chair in Victimology and  Human Security  at the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands (International Victimology Institute Tilburg). He is a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Human Trafficking of the Council of Europe.

Awards

In 1995 he received the Stephen Schafer Award from the National Organisation of Victims Assistance in the United States for his outstanding contributions to the victims' movement in the field of research. In 2002 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Tirunavelli in Tamil Nadu, India for his work on the ICVS.  In 2003 he received in Stellenbosch, South Africa, the Hans von Hentig Award from the World Society of Victimology. In 2008 he received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology.  In 2009 he was appointed as officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau. In 2012 he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his continued leadership of the International Crime Victims Survey. 

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Last amended: 30 January 2013