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NCJ Number: 91344 Find in a Library
Title: The Netherlands (From International Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Criminology, Volume 2, P 437-451, 1983, Elmer H Johnson, ed. See NCJ-91322)
Author(s): J Van Weringh
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study presents the historic development and current status of criminology in the Netherlands, fundamental versus applied criminological research, patterns of criminological teaching, sentencing patterns, and crime patterns.
Abstract: Criminology has been an academic subject in the Netherlands since 1918, but only received increased attention since the 1960's, stimulated largely by the work of Buikhuisen, who initiated an elaborate research program dealing with drunken driving, drug abuse, and 'hidden' crime. Criminological research is conducted by the universities and by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Criminology is not presented as a major subject at Dutch universities. Students choose criminology as a minor under other major curriculums. The Dutch Society of Criminology was founded in 1974, and it promotes research, teaching, and the application of research in criminal justice practice. Criminology is not presented as a major subject at Dutch universities. Students choose criminology as a minor under other major curriculums. The Dutch Society of Criminology was founded in 1974, and it promotes research, teaching, and the application of research in criminal justice practice. Thirty bibliographic listings are provided.
Index Term(s): American Assembly; Crime patterns; Criminology; Netherlands; Sentencing/Sanctions
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