Are we adequately protected against organized crime, criminal undermining of society, financial-economic crimes, cybercrime, terrorism? Is there sufficient support for victims of human trafficking, exploitation, and domestic violence? Are governments, police, and the judiciary cooperating well at the local, regional, national, and international levels? Our researchers approach these questions from different disciplines and in collaboration with partners in the field. The ultimate goal: a safer society.
Prof. Conny Rijken new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children10th June 2022
Professor of Human Trafficking and Globalisation Conny Rijken will be the new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, starting 1 September 2022. Her appointment was announced on Friday 10 June.
More action against statelessness needed within EU and Council of Europe07th June 2022
Within the Council of Europe and the European Union, much remains to be done to tackle statelessness. Even though there are no obvious gaps in European law that stand in the way of preventing and solving statelessness, the legal framework is insufficiently put into concrete action.
Farewell speech 'Peace and Justice' Ernst Hirsch Ballin available16th May 2022
On Friday May 13th Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin delivered his farewell speech 'Peace and Justice'. It is now available online.
Community Crime and Subversion
Subversive crime is a serious problem and is high on society’s agenda, not only in the Netherlands but also in Europe. A successful approach requires insight into criminal networks and coordinated action by governments and citizens. Tilburg University's aim is to contribute to the practical and scientific understanding of the problem and the development of action perspectives for society and its institutions. We do this from a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Academic Collaborative Center
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.
Repression and prevention of subversive crime
Subversive crime is high on society's agenda. Tilburg University contributes from various disciplines to a scientific solution to this problem.
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.
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