prof.dr.mr. (Marc) MB Schuilenburg

Biography

Marc Schuilenburg is Professor of Digital Surveillance at Erasmus School of Law, with a current focus on the integration of AI and algorithms in public safety

Marc Schuilenburg was appointed in 2021 as Professor of Digital Surveillance at Erasmus School of Law. Schuilenburg studied at the School of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He obtained his PhD in social sciences at the VU University Amsterdam. From 2004-2021, he worked at the VU University Amsterdam. Before his university teaching, he worked for six years for the Dutch Prosecution Service.

In his appointment as Professor of Digital Surveillance, Schuilenburg studies with his PhD's, colleagues and students, the way in which public safety is changing due to the rise of different forms of AI-tools. How can AI and algorithms improve the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour? To what extent does AI raise new questions with respect to public values? Schuilenburg is interested how AI-tools can be designed with ‘care’ and sensibly to democratic values such as fairness, accountability and transparency. Special attention is given how AI-tools are understood, articulated, experienced or even resisted by various actors, and how these experiences can have real consequences in daily practice.

Schuilenburg is the initiator of Dutch Surveillance Studies Network, a platform dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary dialogues and collaboration in the field of surveillance studies. He is one of the primary investigators in the 4-year NWA-program AI-Maps (Artifical Intelligence in Multi-Agency Public Safety), an multi-disciplinary reserach project. Next to this, he is one of the primary researchers in the 3-year EU-project KOBAN.

He is the author of Making Surveillance Public (2024)In this book, he explores the deployment of AI applications, asking who is using them, what their aims are, what outcomes and societal impacts they lead to, and against whom they are used. To this end, he makes a case for a digital criminology centred on sociological questions of power, knowledge and AI-experiences. Gary Marx called 'Making Surveilance Public' a 'cogent, crisp, and convincing book on the challenges brought by AI and big data applications with respect to crime control and security'.

Schuilenburg published the critically and highly acclaimed books Hysteria (2021), The Securitization of Society (2015) and Mediapolis (2006). He edited eight books, including The Algorithmic Society (2021) and Positive Criminology (E2014). His PhD on security assemblages in urban environments was awarded the triennial Willem Nagel Prize by the Dutch Society of Criminology. Schuilenburg has been a visiting professor in New York (John Jay College, 2013) and Ipswich (University Campus Suffolk, 2014-2020).

Schuilenburg has been featured in (inter)national newspaper, radio and television media outlets, including VICE, Open Democracy, NPO Radio, Nieuwsuur, NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Trouw, de Groene Amsterdammer, Euronews, Follow the Money, the Correspondent, NOS, and Arte.

Erasmus School of Law

Endowed professor | Criminology
Email
schuilenburg@law.eur.nl
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

Erasmus School of Law

Associate professor | Criminology
Email
schuilenburg@law.eur.nl
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

Work

BOOM

Start date approval
November 2022
End date approval
November 2025
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Redactielid - Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminali

Nationale Politie

Start date approval
November 2022
End date approval
November 2025
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Redactielid - Het Tijdschrift voor de Politie

Nederlandse Veiligheidsbranche

Start date approval
November 2022
End date approval
November 2025
Place
TILBURG
Description
Lid Adviesraad Kwaliteitsbevordering Nederland

Nationale Politie

Start date approval
February 2024
End date approval
February 2027
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Lid Ethische Klankboord

Openbaar Ministerie

Start date approval
February 2024
End date approval
February 2027
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Lid Reflectieraad

Foundations of Criminology

Level
bachelor 2
Year Level
bachelor 2
Year
2023
Course Code
RC211

Globalisation, Digitalisation, Crime & G

Year Level
master, master
Year
2023
Course Code
RQ42

Thesis Master Criminology

Level
master
Year Level
master
Year
2023
Course Code
RS133

News regarding prof.dr.mr. (Marc) MB Schuilenburg

"Technology can never be considered neutral": Marc Schuilenburg advises Rotterdam City Council on ethical use of AI

On Wednesday 12 June, Schuilenburg advised the Rotterdam City Council on ethical use of AI.
portretfoto van Marc Schuilenburg

Researchers from Erasmus School of Law Receive Horizon European Consortium Grant for Community Policing Research

Marc Schuilenburg and Martijn Wessels have received a grant for their European research on digitalising community policing.
Schuilenburg (links) en Wessels (rechts)

AI: A new era of (in)visible digital threats

Marc Schuilenburg, Professor of Digital Surveillance at Erasmus School of Law, reveals the impact of the criminal use of AI on society.
portretfoto van Marc Schuilenburg

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