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Amanda Pasma

PhD candidate / guest

A.J. Pasma MSc
+31 71 527 2727

Amanda Pasma is a PhD candidate criminology at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology.

More information about Amanda Pasma

Amanda Pasma has been working at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology since September 2017. 

Amanda completed her BSc Sociology in 2013 and MSc Sociology (cum laude) in 2014 at Tilburg University. Her thesis on the association between religious affiliation and health care utilization was nominated for the Dutch master’s thesis price NSV. After graduation she worked for two years as a junior researcher at the Biological Psychology department at VU University in Amsterdam.


Amanda is involved as a researcher with the Life in Custody (LIC) study, which the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology carries out for the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency, part of the Ministry of Justice and Security. This survey research aims to improve our understanding of staff and prisoner perceptions and experiences of prison life, as well as the effects, during and after imprisonment, of differences in experiences of prison life.

Her PhD research is focused on prisoner resocialization and re-entry.


Amanda supervises undergraduate or graduate thesis students.

PhD candidate / guest

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Criminologie


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