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.

News

Rival youth gangs increasingly defend their neighbourhood

Criminologist Robby Roks explains the problems concerning youth gangs inspired by American gangs and gangster rap.

Why is abortion penalized in the Dutch Criminal Code?

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law at Erasmus School of Law, explains how the penalization of abortion protects women and unborn children.

Bank robbery is no longer trending, but why?

Richard Staring, Professor of Criminology at Erasmus School of Law, explains why bank robbery has become a rare phenomenon.

Will manslaughter be penalised more severely in the future?

Sanne Struijk, Professor of Penal Law at Erasmus School of Law, explains the developments in penalising homicides, including manslaughter.

Folk Devils, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo: societal development through moral panic

Abdessamad Bouabid, Assistant Professor of Criminology at Erasmus School of Law, explains moral panic reactions and how they can be positively used.

Patients worry about cancer risk whilst using apnea machine

Apnea patients are worried about the advice to keep using their machines. According to Professor Buijsen, they have the right to information from their doctor.

New symbolic legislation still does not hinder directors of healthcare facilities with a dubious past

André den Exter, Associate Professor of Health Law at Erasmus School of Law, has concerns about the new Law on the Accession of Healthcare Providers.

“Stop and search techniques have little effect”

Marc Schuilenburg, Professor of Digital Surveillance at Erasmus School of Law, is critical of stop and search techniques and pleas for purposeful alternatives.

The Dutch narco-state: who is involved and in which way?

In an article by UnHerd, Lieselot Bisschop explains that tackling organised (drug) crime starts at the source.

The sports prosthesis: unnecessary 'luxury' or a right?

Martin Buijsen, Professor of Health Law at Erasmus School of Law, explains why insurance companies often do not cover sports prostheses.

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