Prof. O.R. (Olivier) Marie

The (none) making of a criminal.
Prof. O.R. (Olivier) Marie
Erasmus School of Economics

The (none) making of a criminal

In his Vidi research, Olivier Marie examines three phases in an individual’s life during which crime can be prevented. In the first place, at birth, through the selection of individuals who decide to have children. Secondly, during the individual’s teenage years, by proposing novel interventions to prevent escalation. And thirdly, by assigning the right prisoner to the right prison to minimise peer effects. The main question that this research seeks to answer is: ‘During which phase is intervention most efficient to prevent a life of crime?’