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FGGA Research Seminar: The effects of long-term imprisonment

Thursday 23 February 2017
FGGA Research Seminar Series Spring 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

In the seminar, Marieke Liem will present her research on the effects of long-term imprisonment. What happens after having been incarcerated for decades? How do people build a new life outside prison, after spending years behind bars? In recent years, the number of long-term sentences is rising dramatically. For her recent study After Life Imprisonment (NYU Press, 2016), Marieke Liem interviewed over sixty homicide offenders sentenced to life but granted parole. In this research project, she tried to reveal the untold, lived experiences of prisoners before and after their life sentences.

Please read one of the articles based on the study.

Short biography of Marieke Liem

A graduate of University of Cambridge in the U.K., Marieke Liem completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology from Utrecht University. She has conducted research on homicide in various countries, and is currently chairing the European Homicide Research Group. Her research interests involve interpersonal violence, with specific research projects on domestic homicide, homicide by the mentally ill, homicide followed by suicide, the effects confinement on violent offenders, and international comparative research in lethal violence. Her recent research focuses on the effects of long-term imprisonment of homicide offenders. Her work has appeared in Laws, Criminal Justice and Behavior, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

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