First comprehensive study on gun violence in Europe identifies alarming trends 13 December 2021
The steady decline in lethal gun violence in the EU came to halt in 2012 and some countries, such as Sweden, have even noticed an increase since then....
Integrated Project on physical violence and public order 2021 24 September 2021
The student podcasts are back! Just like last year, first year students of Security Studies wrapped up their last block with the course Integrated Pro...
Homicide rate drops, but not in criminal milieu 20 September 2021
The annual homicide rate has decreased considerably since the 1990s. In their hunt for an explanation, researchers Pauline Aarten and Marieke Liem mad...
New courses on 'Violence' 01 September 2021
In the academic year 2021-2022 the Social Resilience and Security interdisciplinary programme will offer two courses for interested students who are e...
EC-grant for project INSIGHT: focus on the way in which firearms related to firearms violence 15 July 2021
The European Commission awarded the project proposal INSIGHT, a follow-up project on illegal firearms trafficking and gun violence from Professor Soci...
Homicide and Immigration: Trends and Developments 01 July 2021
In their recent blog, Marieke Liem and Jolien van Breen reflect on the representation of immigrants amongst homicide victims - is there evidence that ...
A study on the transmission of extremism within a family context 28 June 2021
What happens to children of extremist parents? Commissioned by the Scientific Research and Documentation Center (WODC) of the Ministry of Justice and ...
Do more privately owned firearms lead to more firearm violence? 15 April 2021
Do more privately owned firearms lead to more firearm violence? This question is widely discussed and studied, in particular in the US, where firearm ...
Integrated Projects on physical violence and public order 30 June 2020
The first year students of Bachelor Security Studies finished their final block with the course Integrated Project 1.
Research grant awarded to Daan Weggemans, Katharina Krüsselmann, Tessa Ubels and Marieke Liem 30 June 2020
With this grant the researchers seek to shed light on the factors which play a role in transmitting jihadist ideas, and explore possible ways to mitig...
Appointment Marieke Liem: Professor Social Resilience and Security 06 April 2020
As part Leiden University's interdisciplinary programme Social Resilience and Security, dr. Marieke Liem has been appointed Professor Security and Int...
Victims at the Crossroads: 'Slachtoffers op het Kruispunt' 25 February 2020
Dr. Pauline Aarten researches what impact traffic accidents have on victims and their relatives and how we can improve their situation. This research ...
‘Never just a murderer’ 14 May 2019
In an interview with Leidraad Alumni Magazine (no. 2, 2019), Marieke Liem states that it is almost impossible to compare between murders. ‘In our soci...