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Arjan Blokland

Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice

Prof.dr.mr. A.A.J. Blokland
+31 71 527 2727

Arjan Blokland is appointed as professor of criminology and criminal justice at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology from September 2010. 

He worked as a police officer with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force until 1996. He studied Criminal Law and Social Psychology at the University of Utrecht. In 2005 he received his PhD (cum laude) from the Utrecht University for a dissertation on the criminal careers of a cohort of offenders convicted in 1977. Since 2005 he is a (senior)researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement ( NSCR). In 2006 he was awarded a VENI-grand for his work on the development of criminal behavior over the life course. In 2010 he also received a Investment Subsidy NWO Medium.  

His research focuses on developmental and life course criminology, (juvenile)sexoffenders and evolutionary explanations of crime.


Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Criminologie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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