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‘Als Allah mij kiest’

Rechtvaardigingen voor martelaarschap en geweld op Facebook

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 2 2013
Trefwoorden radicalisation, young Muslims, jihadists, martyrdom, internet, violence
Auteurs Dr. Marion van San
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    For the past few weeks, young Muslims from Belgium and the Netherlands leaving for Syria to join the armed struggle against the Assad regime have been dominating the local news. This is especially remarkable in light of the fact that it would appear that, until very recently, jihadists from Belgium and the Netherlands were far and few between. The armed struggle is a topic that is widely discussed among young Muslims on social media such as Facebook. During the research on which this article is based, we conducted an analysis of conversations between young Muslims on Facebook and held interviews with a number of them. The key question was: why is it that so many young people use social media to profess their willingness to sacrifice their lives in armed struggle while at the same time most of them are not prepared to put action to their words? Despite all the media reports, the fact remains that of the large number of young Muslims who are potentially ready to go into battle, the vast majority prefer to stay at home for the time being. When we confronted the participants in these discussions with this inconsistency, they offered a number of reasons and considerations as to why martyrdom was not yet granted to them. The way in which these considerations shape their lives and the role played by their religious convictions form the subject of this article.


Dr. Marion van San
Dr. M. van San is wetenschappelijk docent aan de faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en senior onderzoeker aan het Risbo (EUR).
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Collective efficacy, sociaal kapitaal en ‘fear of crime’

Een evaluatie van contextuele effecten op drie aspecten van onveiligheidsbeleving

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2012
Trefwoorden collective efficacy, social capital, disorder, fear of crime, multi-level
Auteurs Dr. Wim Hardyns en Prof. dr. Lieven Pauwels
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The present study investigates the existence of independent effects of community level social processes on fear of crime. Attention is paid to social trust and informal control, two dimensions of Sampson’s famous concept of collective efficacy. The model is tested on three well-known dimensions of fear of crime: perceived risk of victimisation, emotional fear and avoidance behaviour. The results suggest an independent effect of neighbourhood social trust on all three dimensions, when control is hold for demographic background variables and individual levels of social capital. The effect of neighbourhood social trust is mediated by neighbourhood disorder.


Dr. Wim Hardyns
Dr. W. Hardyns is als postdoctoraal onderzoeker verbonden aan de Onderzoeksgroep Sociale Veiligheidsanalyse (SVA) binnen de vakgroep Strafrecht en Criminologie van de Universiteit Gent en aan de vakgroep Huisartsgeneeskunde en Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg van de Universiteit Gent.

Prof. dr. Lieven Pauwels
Prof. dr. L.J.R. Pauwels is directeur van de Onderzoeksgroep Sociale Veiligheidsanalyse (SVA) binnen de vakgroep Strafrecht en Criminologie van de Universiteit Gent.
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Delinquentie tijdens de jongvolwassenheid

De rol van ‘agency’ versus ‘structure’

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 2 2012
Trefwoorden etiology, young adulthood, transitions, structure, agency
Auteurs Sofie Troonbeeckx, Dr. Diederik Cops, Dr. Hanne Op de Beeck e.a.
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article is directed towards two important lines of research in contemporary criminology, more specifically the growing attention for the period of young adulthood and the focus on the concepts of ‘structure’ and ‘agency’. This study examines in a quantitative manner the extent to which both ‘structure’ (operationalized in terms of social-economic status and objective transitions) and ‘agency’ (measured as the perception of personal agency and subjective transitions) are related to delinquency in the period of young adulthood. A representative sample of 1,477 Flemish young adults between the age of 18 and 25 years is used. The results of the analyses offer some empirical proof to integrate the concept of ‘agency’ in future theoretical models for the explanation of individual differences in delinquency and also lead to additional suggestions to further examine the interaction between ‘structure’ and ‘agency’.


Sofie Troonbeeckx
S. Troonbeeckx is doctoraatstudent aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), KU Leuven.

Dr. Diederik Cops
Dr. D. Cops is postdoctoraal onderzoeker aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), KU Leuven.

Dr. Hanne Op de Beeck
Dr. H. Op de Beeck is onderzoeker bij het Kenniscentrum Kinderrechten (KeKi) en vrijwillig wetenschappelijk medewerker aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), KU Leuven.

Prof. dr. Stefaan Pleysier
Prof. dr. S. Pleysier is docent jeugdcriminologie en kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethodologie en mede-coördinator van de Onderzoekslijn Jeugdcriminologie aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), KU Leuven.

Prof. dr. Johan Put
Prof. dr. J. Put is gewoon hoogleraar jeugdrecht en mede-coördinator van de Onderzoekslijn Jeugdcriminologie aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), KU Leuven en het Instituut voor Sociaal Recht, KU Leuven.
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Als vluchtelingen (mogelijk) daders zijn

1F-uitsluiting van de asielprocedure en vervolging van internationale misdrijven

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2011
Trefwoorden international crimes, asylum, exclusion, 1F, formal residence ban
Auteurs Dr. mr. Joris van Wijk
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The Netherlands pursues an active policy of excluding and prosecuting potential perpetrators of international crimes. In recent years hundreds of people have been excluded from taking part in the asylum procedure. Bringing cases to court, however, has proven to be very difficult in practice. Most excluded persons reside illegally in the Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe. A good overview of the grounds upon which persons have been excluded and with what types of crimes they are associated is currently lacking. The Netherlands – actually the international community as a whole – still struggles with a number of legal and ethical issues. International law, for example, does not provide an adequate solution for some convicted excluded asylum seekers after their release.


Dr. mr. Joris van Wijk
Dr. J. van Wijk is universitair docent criminologie aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, j.van.wijk@vu.nl.
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De staat van de criminologie van internationale misdrijven

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2011
Trefwoorden criminology of international crimes, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity
Auteurs Mr. dr. Roelof Haveman, Prof. dr. Alette Smeulers, Prof. dr. Stephan Parmentier e.a.
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    What do we know about the criminological aspects of international crimes? What do they entail and what are facilitating factors which can help us understand their causes and how should we respond to these crimes? Are international crimes merely a more extreme form of ordinary crimes or are they a different kind of criminality? In the past few years a growing number of scholars both at a national and at an international level have devoted their scholarly attention to this important and urgent research theme. In this special issue we aim to present a number of articles in which different perspectives on this topic are presented. By doing so we hope to enhance our knowledge of this phenomenon and to provide an impulse to further criminological research within this area in both the Netherlands and Belgium. This introductory article gives an overview of the state of the art of international crime criminology in the Netherlands and Belgium, and the rest of the world.


Mr. dr. Roelof Haveman
Mr. dr. R.H. Haveman is freelance Rule of Law-consultant en momenteel gestationeerd in Côte d’Ivoire, roelof.haveman@gmail.com.

Prof. dr. Alette Smeulers
Prof. dr. A.L. Smeulers heeft de onderzoekslijn criminologie van de internationale misdrijven aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam opgezet en is sinds 1 september 2011 tevens hoogleraar internationale criminologie aan de Universiteit van Tilburg, a.l.smeulers@tilburguniversity.edu.

Prof. dr. Stephan Parmentier
Prof. dr. S. Parmentier is hoogleraar Sociologie van de criminaliteit, het recht en de mensenrechten aan het Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie (LINC), Rechtsfaculteit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, stephan.parmentier@law.kuleuven.be.

Dr. Christianne de Poot
Dr. C.J. de Poot is senior onderzoeker bij het Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum (WODC), Den Haag, en Lector Forensisch Onderzoek bij de Hogeschool van Amsterdam en de Politieacademie, c.j.de.poot@minvenj.nl.
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Zwerfafval als teken van wanorde en onveiligheid?

Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar het weggooien van zwerfafval door jongeren

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 1 2011
Trefwoorden Zwerfafval, Jongeren, regelovertredend gedrag, broken windows-theorie
Auteurs Dr. Thaddeus Müller
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article offers an alternative view on litter as a sign of disorder (broken windows theory) by presenting qualitative research from the perspectives of juveniles on littering, and the various meanings they give to this behaviour. About 100 teenagers were observed in a variety of public places, such as parks and squares. A symbolic interactionist interpretation suggests that teenagers do not automatically break norms in a ‘disorderly’ environment as suggested by the broken windows theory, nor is this behaviour related to feelings of safety or lack thereof. Teenagers attach various symbolic meanings to litter and littering behaviour as these relate to their desired public identity. These results challenge the notion that litter is a reliable indicator of the experience of public safety, and calls for greater integration of symbolic interactionism within studies using the broken windows theory.


Dr. Thaddeus Müller
Dr. T. Müller is verbonden aan de sectie criminologie van de faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, muller@frg.eur.nl.
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‘Uitgediende hetaeren, verjaagde concubines en in den steek gelatenen’

De opsluiting van vrouwelijke bedelaars eind negentiende eeuw

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2010
Trefwoorden Gender, Geschiedenis, Vrouwelijke bedelaars, Rijkswerkinrichting
Auteurs Drs. Marian Weevers en Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The backgrounds of the female vagabonds and beggars at the end of the 19th century show that contrary to their male counterparts, these females originated almost exclusively from the lower echelons of society. Their professions and those of their parents and husbands were low and ill-paid. Disease was prevalent, mortality was high and many of them had physical or psychological problems. Most of them were single and 25 percent had children out of wedlock. 20 Percent was convicted for mostly minor crimes. Because of their behaviour it is likely that they were not accepted by their family and received no support from the church or other institutions for relief of the poor. To beg and get convicted to RWI-placement may have been their only remaining survival strategy once they were old and ill.


Drs. Marian Weevers
Drs. M.H.A.C. Weevers is historica, mhac.weevers@planet.nl.

Prof. dr. mr. Catrien Bijleveld
Prof. dr. mr. C.C.J.H. Bijleveld is senior onderzoeker aan het Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving en hoogleraar aan de Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam, cbijleveld@nscr.nl.
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Drugs in je drankje

Schuldattributie en genderstereotypen in nieuwsberichtgeving en onlinediscussies

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2010
Trefwoorden Gender, Verkrachtigsdrugs, Slachtoffers, Online fora
Auteurs Peter Burger en Gabry Vanderveen
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Rape drugs (or drink spiking) discourse reflects gender stereotypes in a much more differentiated way than previous studies suppose. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of news items and online discussions proved stereotypes of ideal female victims and male perpetrators to be most prominent in news media. Postings to online bulletin boards were more skeptical about the alleged victims’ innocence and truthfulness. Studies in this area that focus on news media and institutional discourse overestimate the predominance of the ideal victim stereotype. In order to correct this bias, the authors urge criminologists to be more attentive to the relevance and power of informal crime stories and discussions, particularly those appearing in social media.


Peter Burger
Drs. J.P. Burger is docent journalistiek en nieuwe media, faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden, p.burger@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Gabry Vanderveen
Dr. G.N.G. Vanderveen is verbonden aan het Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie van de Universiteit Leiden, g.n.g.vanderveen@law.leidenuniv.nl.
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Bestraffing van cocaïnesmokkelaars

Richtlijnen, rechters, rechtbanken en de persoon van de dader

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 3 2010
Trefwoorden straftoemetingsrichtlijnen, cocaïnesmokkel, rechters, Schiphol
Auteurs mr. dr. Miranda Boone en Prof. dr. Dirk J. Korf
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In the Netherlands, the number of cocaine traffickers arrested at Schiphol International Airport peaked in 2003. In May 2003, sentencing guidelines regarding cocaine traffickers were redefined into a smaller number of categories (wider quantity ranges, less specified offender categories) with lower sentences than before. New guidelines allowed criminal courts more flexibility, and judges were expected to sentence cocaine traffickers more often than before in accordance with guidelines. All cases, at all four applicable criminal courts, against cocaine traffickers that had been arrested at Schiphol in 2003 were analyzed (877 simple court and 994 full court cases). In between 30 and 40 percent of cases sentences were not according to the guidelines (mostly lower), and even more frequently than before the new guidelines had been introduced. Experience as a judge (number of years) was not associated with keeping up with guidelines, but male judges sentenced suspects more often than female judges in discordance with guidelines (and consequently below guidelines). In line with American literature, personal characteristics of suspects appeared strong predictors of the extent judges conformed to sentencing guidelines. Female offenders were twice as often as male offenders sentenced lower than the guidelines. The same result was found for offenders born or living in the Netherlands, versus migrants and offenders living abroad.


mr. dr. Miranda Boone
Mr. dr. M. Boone is Universitair hoofddocent strafrecht en criminologie aan de Universiteit Utrecht, m.m.boone@uu.nl.

Prof. dr. Dirk J. Korf
Prof. dr. D.J. Korf is bijzonder hoogleraar criminologie en directeur van het Bonger Instituut, Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit van Amsterdam, d.j.korf@uva.nl.
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Het huwelijk als keerpunt?

De invloed van trouwen en partnerselectie op de ontwikkeling van crimineel gedrag

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 3 2010
Trefwoorden huwelijk, crimineel gedrag, vrouwelijke delinquenten, longitudinaal onderzoek
Auteurs Marieke van Schellen, Robert Apel en Prof. dr. Paul Nieuwbeerta
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Marriage is considered to be an important life-course event that can lead to desistance from a criminal career. However, desistance is far less obvious when offenders marry criminal partners. The aim of this study is to investigate what impact a spouse’s criminal career at the time of marriage has on persistence in crime. To analyze the relationship between marriage, spousal criminality, and criminal offending, we use a unique longitudinal dataset: the Criminal Career and Life-course Study. This is the first study that contains longitudinal data on the criminal careers of both offenders and their partners. Results show that the frequency of criminal conviction is lower if men marry non-criminal spouses. However, if men marry criminal spouses, their conviction rate does not differ from those who remain single. For women, on the other hand, marriage is related to lower conviction frequencies no matter the spouse’s criminal history.


Marieke van Schellen
Drs. M. van Schellen is als AIO verbonden aan de vakgroep Sociologie/ICS van de Universiteit Utrecht, M.VanSchellen@uu.nl.

Robert Apel
Dr. R. Apel is als universitair hoofddocent verbonden aan de School of Criminal Justice van de University at Albany (SUNY), rapel@albany.edu.

Prof. dr. Paul Nieuwbeerta
Prof. dr. P. Nieuwbeerta is als hoogleraar verbonden aan het instituut voor Strafrecht en Criminologie van de Universiteit Leiden en tevens als bijzonder hoogleraar werkzaam bij de vakgroep Sociologie/ICS van de Universiteit Utrecht, P.Nieuwbeerta@law.leidenuniv.nl.
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Terug bij af?

Terugkeer en re-integratie van Bulgaarse vrouwen na uitbuiting in de prostitutie

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 3 2010
Trefwoorden prostitutie, Bulgarije, remigratie, slachtofferschap
Auteurs MsC Loes Kersten
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This research aimed to describe the remigration of Bulgarian women who had been exploited in prostitution in the Netherlands. The difficulties they encountered during their attempt to reintegrate in their environment of origin was one of the main points of interest. Files of Bulgarian women registered as victims have been analyzed in both the Netherlands and in Bulgaria. Interviews were held with current Bulgarian sex workers, former victims of trafficking and several professionals involved in the wellbeing of these women. In many cases remigration turned out to be a temporary situation as many women returned to the Netherlands later on. Partly for that reason it appeared difficult to keep track of their situation after they (initially) came back to Bulgaria. Many women encounter the very problems that contributed to the situation of trafficking in the first place. This makes it difficult to change their marginal position: prostitution remains a well paid option if the circumstances that have led to their exploitation in prostitution remain the same. This does not necessarily lead to repeated victimization, but at least to only a limited difference that reintegration programs can make.


MsC Loes Kersten
L.G.P. Kersten MsC was student criminologie aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en voerde dit onderzoek uit in het kader van haar afstudeerproject, kersten.loes@gmail.com.
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Asielmigratie, verblijfstatussen en criminaliteit

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 2 2010
Trefwoorden migratie, asielzoekers, illegalen
Auteurs Drs. Jan de Boom, Dr. Erik Snel en Prof. dr. Godfried Engbersen
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article examines the relationship between the juridical status of asylum migrants (accepted asylum migrants with a residence permit or citizenship, still in procedure, illegal residence) and crime. We argue that a weak legal status results in socio-economic deprivation that can result in criminal involvement. Using both registrations of asylum seekers as well as police data about suspects of offences, we find that rejected asylum seekers that remain in the country illegally are more involved in crime than asylum seekers still in procedure, who in turn are more often registered as a suspect than accepted asylum migrants with a residence permit or Dutch citizenship. We also find that rejected asylum migrants are more involved in ‘survival crimes’ like theft. In other words: having a weak legal status increases rates of offending, especially property crimes. When studying the relation between social inequality and crime, it is important to take the juridical status of immigrants into consideration.


Drs. Jan de Boom
Drs. J. de Boom is onderzoeker bij het Risbo, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, deboom@risbo.eur.nl.

Dr. Erik Snel
Dr. E. Snel is onderzoeker bij de Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, snel@fsw.eur.nl.

Prof. dr. Godfried Engbersen
Prof. dr. G. Engbersen is hoogleraar sociologie, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Engbersen@fsw.eur.nl.
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Criminele expats

Britse criminelen in Nederland en Nederlandse criminelen in Spanje

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 2 2010
Trefwoorden drugshandel, Internationale criminaliteit, Spanje, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Auteurs Dr. Melvin Soudijn en Dr. Sander Huisman
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article focuses on migration with criminal motives. Two specific groups are discussed, British migrants in the Netherlands and Dutch migrants in Spain. Little is written on criminal migration motives in combination with Western subjects. On the other hand, investigative authorities have first-hand knowledge on this matter. An analysis of 25 closed case files shows that within these two groups of migrants, some people are heavily involved in the international drugs trade. Although their numbers are small, their function is important. Through their actions it becomes possible for certain cities or areas to evolve into international criminal drug marketplaces. There are also some differences between British and Dutch criminals abroad. British criminals are often involved as brokers. They broker drugs for third parties in Great Britain. Their stay in the Netherlands seems temporarily. They do not invest in the economy or buy property. Conversely, Dutch criminals in Spain could be described as leaders of organized crime groups. They invest in Spain by buying companies and property.


Dr. Melvin Soudijn
Dr. M. Soudijn is senior onderzoeker bij de KLPD, melvin.soudijn@klpd.politie.nl.

Dr. Sander Huisman
Dr. S. Huisman is senior onderzoeker bij de KLPD, Sander.huisman@klpd.politie.nl.
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De stilte rondom Madoff

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 1 2010
Trefwoorden Fraude, Madoff, Oplichting, Verenigde Staten
Auteurs Prof. dr. Henk van de Bunt
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article focuses on the Madoff case which came to light at the end of 2008. Remarkable for this case is that Madoff could go on with his scam for a very long time. Failing supervision was not the only reason for this. Madoff’s qualities – disguising the illegal activities and his social stature – cannot explain the whole puzzle. The social network, a ‘secret society’ and the fact that people involved went on with it, even when knowing that ‘it was too good to be true’ are explained in this article.


Prof. dr. Henk van de Bunt
Henk van de Bunt is hoogleraar criminologie aan de Erasmusuniversiteit te Rotterdam, vandebunt@frg.eur.nl.
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De empirische analyse van radicaliserende en terroristische groepen

De Global Terrorism Database

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden Global Terrorism Database, terrorisme
Auteurs Mark Dechesne
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article describes the value of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) for the study of terrorist groups. The GTD helps to illustrate trajectories of violence of specific terrorist groups, helps to explore differences in terrorist violence between groups and between periods of time, and allows the testing of hypotheses concerning the origins and manifestations of terrorism. This article highlights the benefits of the GTD, using examples. The strengths of the GTD, but also opportunities for improvement are discussed.


Mark Dechesne
Dr. M. Dechesne is senior onderzoeker bij het Centrum voor Terrorisme en Contraterrorisme van de Universiteit Leiden – Campus Den Haag, mdechesne@campusdenhaag.nl.
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Achtergronden en determinanten van radicalisering en terrorisme

Een overzicht

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden radicalisme, terrorisme, radicaliseringsproces
Auteurs Wim Koomen en Joop van der Pligt
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article presents an overview of the main determinants of radicalization and terrorism. Experienced discrimination plays an important role, and can be seen as threatening. This could amplify the importance of ideology and religious convictions, and these both unify the group and direct the behavior of the group. Perceived threats also result in emphasizing group identity and increases the cohesiveness of the threatened group. This may lead to polarization between groups and radicalization. This radicalization is also affected by cognitions, such as perceived inequity and injustice, as well as emotions such as anger and contempt. In a later phase of radicalization group processes, such as groupthink, and support from the wider social group may further strengthen radicalization. Justification processes, like dehumanizing the opponent, are also likely to play a role. Finally, the transition from radicalization to terrorism is discussed.


Wim Koomen
Dr. W. Koomen is werkzaam bij de faculteit sociale psychologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, w.koomen@uva.nl.

Joop van der Pligt
Prof. dr. J. van der Pligt is hoogleraar sociale psychologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, J.vanderPligt@uva.nl
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Moslimjongeren

De salafi-beweging en de vorming van een morele gemeenschap

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden moslimjongeren, salafisme
Auteurs Martijn de Koning
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Accounts of radicalization and of social movements are often flawed by a static understanding of participation in radical networks. By analyzing the practices of the Salafi movement and its participants in reviving, establishing and nurturing a moral community of true believers I will explore how participation in this movement is sustained. I will show that by teaching young Muslims a particular lifestyle, exemplifying what it means to be a true believer, the Salafi movement tries to establish a position as the moral guardian of the Muslim community. For Muslim youth in this movement the activities are a means to evoke and nurture the experience of belonging and an essential practice for being part of the community of true believers.


Martijn de Koning
Drs. M. de Koning is onderzoeker aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, post@martijndekoning.com.
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Hoe ondermijn je het radicale verhaal?

Overheidsbeleid en deradicalisering van Molukse en islamitische radicalen in Nederland

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 4 2009
Trefwoorden overheid, terrorisme, radicalisering
Auteurs Froukje Demant en Beatrice de Graaf
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In this article we deal with the role of government in encouraging the decline of radical movements. We use the survey of factors promoting decline reported by Demant et al. (2008a). This overview will be further developed regarding the factor ‘official policy strategies’ on the basis of certain concepts taken from discourse analysis, adapted to counterterrorism and deradicalization strategies by De Graaf in 2009. The question posed is: ‘Which “narrative” can the government tell to encourage the decline of radical groups?’ We will therefore not address the different practical measures in this field, but focus instead on the perception of these official measures by the radicals. We will illustrate this process by means of a case-study: the deradicalization of South Moluccan youths in the 1970s. We will furthermore draw some lines to deradicalization of Jihadist radicals after 2001, also in the Netherlands.


Froukje Demant
Drs. F. Demant is onderzoeker bij de Anne Frank Stichting in Amsterdam, f.demant@annefrank.nl.

Beatrice de Graaf
Dr. B. de Graaf is onderzoeker bij het Centrum voor Terrorisme en Contraterrorisme van de Universiteit Leiden – Campus Den Haag, bdegraaf@campusdenhaag.nl.
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