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dr. A. (Esmah) Lahlah

Assistant Professor Victimology 

Tilburg Law School


Esmah Lahlah Ph.D. is director of studies of the Master Victimology and Criminal Justice and working as assistant professor victimology and developmental psychology at the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT). At INTERVICT she works on issues such as child victimization and developmental victimology. Furthermore, she coordinates and lectures in the master "Victimology and Criminal Justice". Esmah defended her PhD thesis in 2013. The title of her PhD is INVISIBLE VICTIMS? Ethnic Differences in the Risk of Juvenile Violent Offending of Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch Adolescent Boys). 

Recently, Emsah Lahlah is appointed as professor with a chair in child abuse and neglect at Hanzehogeschool Groningen, university of applied sciences.


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Principal publications

  • Lahlah, A. (2013). INVISIBLE VICTIMS? Ethnic differences in the risk of juvenile (violent) offending of Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch adolescent boys. Ridderkerk: Ridderprint.
  • Lahlah, A., et al. (2013). When love hurts. Assessing the intersectionality of ethnicity, socio-economic status, parental connectedness, child abuse, and gender attitudes in juvenile violent delinquency. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 1034-1049.
  • Lahlah, A., et al. (2013). Dangerous Boys or Boys in Danger. Ethnic differences in the prevalence of child abuse and its effect on juvenile violent delinquency. European Journal of Criminology, 10, 641-658.
  • Lahlah, A., et al. (2013). Making Men out of Boys. Ethnic differences in juvenile violent off ending and the role of gender role orientations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Römkens, R., & Lahlah, A. (2011). Particularly violent? The construction of muslim culture as a risk factor for domesti c violence. In R.K. Thiara, S.A. Condon, & M. Schrottle (Eds.), Violence against women and ethnicity: Commonaliti es and differences across Europe (pp. 79-96). Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers

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Last amended: 16 May 2018