Families in organized crime
Family structures play an important role within criminal networks and intergenerational transmission of criminal and nuisance behavior is a structural problem within such families.
In 2017, the results of a study of such transmission mechanisms among seven criminal families in North Brabant were published. In 2020, a study followed on how to intervene in such families to break these patterns.
We are currently supporting a multi-year project in the municipality of Tilburg that focuses on several families. This year, the Criminal Justice Department, together with the National Police and the agency EMMA Experts in Media and Society, will start a study, funded by the Police and Science program, on clan crime in the Netherlands, involving family networks with a culture-specific background.