Department of Criminal Law
Our department is of multidisciplinary composition and focuses on Dutch and European criminal law and criminal procedure as well as social scientific research of crime and victims. The department provides education and research in the fields of criminal law, criminology, victimology and intercultural forensic psychiatry.
Our research activities
Research of crime is intrinsically practical. The department focuses on material and procedural criminal law, on understanding criminal phenomena and their impact on society and victims, and on tackling crime. Our emphasis in research is on complex types of organized crime and corporate crime, which are in the Netherlands addressed as ‘subversive crime.’ We conduct our research activities in close cooperation with other scientific disciplines and societal partners, such as municipalities and the police.
Study with us
The multifaceted character of the department is expressed in our bachelor and master programs. The department of Criminal Law contributes substantially to the LLB Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch) and the Global Law Bachelor (in English). The department offers the Criminal Law profile as part of the LLM Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch).
The department of Criminal Law’s currently comprises around 40 staff members. We highly value cooperation within the department as well as with colleagues from Tilburg Law School and other faculties at Tilburg University and beyond. The department stands out for its informal culture and emphasis on equivalence and offering an inspiring work environment.
Tilburg University appoints Elies van Sliedregt as Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure28th September 2021
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Elies van Sliedregt as Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure effective November 1, 2021. As part of this chair, Van Sliedregt, currently working as a Professor at the University of Leeds, will focus on organized crime, corruption and the adjudication of international crimes.
"Intercultural psychiatry must put an end to problematic treatment of migrants in forensic hospitals"06th July 2021
The diagnostics and treatment of people with a migrant background who end up in criminal law and are struggling with mental disorders leave much to be desired. It is high time for interculturalisation of forensic psychiatry.
EU member share responsibility for socio-economic situation people on the move in migration deals11th May 2021
Rich western countries that make deals with less wealthy neighboring countries to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching their borders can still be responsible for the socio-economic rights of those persons. That is what Annick Pijnenburg concludes in the PhD dissertation that she will defend on May 19th.