As of 1 January 2021, Dr Karin van Wingerde has been appointed as Professor to the Chair Corporate Crime and Governance at Erasmus School of Law.
The Chair focuses on contributing to a detailed understanding of the drivers and dynamics of corporate crime and harm, as well as to a richer understanding of effective forms of governance, in order to find and foster solutions to effectively influence the behavior of corporations operating in complex and dynamic markets. As such, it resonates with Erasmus School of Law’s research focus on the function of law and criminology in its economic and social context and, more specifically, on the overarching question of the role of law and society in achieving a sustainable balance between public and private interests. It is also connected to the expertise and societal themes in other prestigious research projects located at Erasmus School of Law, such as one of the excellent existing research initiatives Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity, as well as to the methodological focus on empirical legal studies.
About Karin van Wingerde
Karin van Wingerde’s research focuses on the interplay between different modes of governance and the behaviour of business firms. She is particularly interested in understanding why and how government, business, and civil society collaborate in stimulating business compliance with rules and regulations. She has previously worked on the enforcement of environmental crime in the waste industry in the Netherlands, bribery, real estate fraud, money laundering and illicit finance, and the governance of occupational health and safety. Current research projects include an evaluation of public-private partnerships to tackle subversive crime (Dutch: ondermijnende criminaliteit) in the Netherlands (2019-2022) and analysing the responsibilisation of private actors for the governance of financial economic crime (2019-2024). Karin is research associate of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’ and she is academic research partner at the Netherlands Gaming Authority (in Dutch: Kansspelautoriteit). She obtained her PhD at Erasmus School of Law in 2012 with the thesis entitled “Beyond deterrence. Deterrence, prevention, and compliance in the Dutch waste industry”.