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Anouk Bosma


Dr. A.Q. Bosma
+31 71 527 2727

Anouk Bosma is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.

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Anouk (1985), finished the bachelor Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, and concluded the minor Youth Crime Policy at Utrecht University. Afterwards she completed the master Forensic Child Care Science in 2009 (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. From September 2009 to June 2010 she worked as a junior researcher at the Kohnstamm Institute (UvA), where she conducted a process evaluation into a behavioral intervention for juvenile offenders. As of June 2010 she stared working at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. She started as a research coordinator of the Prison Project, a large-scale study into the effects of detention in the Netherlands. After which she finished doctoral research on the application and effectiveness of a rehabilitation program conducted in Dutch prisons.


Anouk is involved in the Prison Project, and focuses primarily on detention and rehabilitation of (ex-) prisoners. In addition to her participation in the Prison Project's, Anouk is involved as senior researcher in the Life in Custody study, which the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology carries out commissioned by the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (part of the Ministry of Security and Justice). 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.


Anouk coordinates the courses Exceptional Violence and Policy Evaluation (both in the master phase) and supervises students in writing their Bachelor's and Master's thesis.



  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Criminologie


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