Crime and Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization and Digitalization
Globally, societies are confronted with activities that undermine societal institutions, democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. Criminality that can be mentioned in this respect is organized crime, financial crimes, money laundering, terrorism, international crimes (i.e., war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide), exploitation, and hate speech. Moreover, modern technology generates new forms cybercrimes, such as ransomware and cryptocrimes.
The changes to crime, how these materialize and the responses to them, are studied in this research program from three perspectives:
- their impact on the rule of law and security,
- how they manifest themselves on multiple levels: local, regional, national, European, transnational, and global levels, and
- which actors and institutions on local, national, regional and international levels are or should be involved in addressing these crimes and in what way.
Some of our projects
Migration and crime at the EU borders in Croatia
How do migration and crime relate to one another in the context of clandestine mobility-gatekeeping across external EU borders in Croatia? This project analyzes and compares differing perceptions around the crime-migration nexus.More information
Program subversion De Langstraat
This program focuses on undermining issues facing small and medium-sized (rural) municipalities, such as dumping drug waste, problems around vacation parks, the willingness of citizens living in rural areas to report signs of undermining crime, and the resilience of municipal councils, local governments and civil service organizations to criminal influence.More information
EU research project 'Improving enforcement at the intersection of mobile banditry and exploitation (IMOBEX)'. IMOBEX will develop novel investigation methods; address training needs and enhance cross-border and multiagency cooperation.More information
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