Law, Society & Crime

Our department Law, Society & Crime focuses strongly on societal relevance and scientific impact. With our research and education, we are at the center of many current debates in society and politics, both at national and European level: whether it concerns the fight against subversive crime, medical-ethical issues, harmonisation of criminal procedures in an EU context , or corporate compliance with financial or environmental laws.


‘Rethinking the dangerous in scary times’ in Hamburg’s Common Study Session

From 14 to 16 May, criminology students from Erasmus School of Law had the opportunity to attend the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology in Hamburg.
Criminology students holding up the Erasmus School of Law flag in Hamburg

Who is responsible for the care of asylum seekers and what if it goes wrong?

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law, explains the current problems in healthcare for asylum seekers and who is responsible.
Martin Buijsen

When is a breach of confidentiality justified?

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law, explains the importance of healthcare professionals' duty of confidentiality and explains when it may be deviated
Meisje met vinger voor haar mond ssst teken

Cabinet introduces new regulation on active termination of life for children under the age of twelve

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law, reacts to the cabinet's decision on active life termination for children under 12.

Digital fortress or safe home: are we overdoing the security of our homes?

Marc Schuilenburg critically examines the increasing demand for security systems in a broadcast of Nieuwsuur.
portretfoto van Marc Schuilenburg

How the urge for security endangers the right to demonstrate

Investico publishes an investigation into the entrapment of the right to protest, and Marc Schuilenburg shines a light on the (worrying) insights.
portretfoto van Marc Schuilenburg

How can we better protect our journalists against aggression and violence?

Researchers of Erasmus School of Law are publishing a comprehensive study on violence and aggression against journalists.
picture of a crowd of journalists holding up camera gear

Researchers make successful recommendations on the reintegration of life prisoners

The minister for Legal Protection largely adopts the advice of researchers of Erasmus School of Law on the reintegration of people serving a life sentence.

Unique conviction of GGZ Eindhoven wrongful death of 29-year-old patient sends strong message

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law, talks about the importance of this conviction.
Martin Buijsen

Progress in prosecution The Voice of Holland abuses

Joost Nan, Professor of Criminal (Procedural) Law, highlights the abuses at The Voice of Holland and the prosecution of sexual offences. 

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