Dean / Professor Safety, Security and Law
Prof. Mr. Erwin Muller is dean of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and professor of Safety, Security and Law at the same faculty. His research focuses on legal and administrative aspects of safety and security.
Prof. Mr. E.R. (Erwin) Muller (1965) is dean of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and professor of Safety, Security and Law at the same faculty.
He is also editor-in-chief of the Textbooks Security (Handboeken Veiligheid), in which now 22 scientific and practical textbooks have appeared: Security, Police, Armed Forces, Detention, Enforcement, Judicial Power, Fire Department, Crime, Terrorism, Forensic Science, Crisis, Crisis in the Netherlands, Information and Security Services, Risk, Integrity, Lord Mayor, Monitoring, Conflict, Acute Medical Care, Violence, Fraud and Security, Security and Criminal Justice in the Netherlands. In addition, he is editor of the fourth edition of Text and Comments: Public Order and Safety (Tekst en Commentaar: Openbare Orde en Veiligheid). He is also a member of the Editorial Council of the Magazine for Security (Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid) and the Magazine National Security and Crisis Management (Magazine Nationale Veiligheid en Crisisbeheersing).
He regularly interviews in the media on topics in the field of security. He is a member or chairman of several organisations and committees.
He previously served as Scientific Director of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology of Leiden University, Director of the COT Institute for Security and Crisis Management, Member of the Council for Public Administration, Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law of Leiden University, Director of The Dutch Police Academy and Director of the Dutch School of Public Management. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, Center for Criminology, Law Faculty. He was Secretary of the Consortium of the Seventh EU Framework Project Transnational Terrorism, Security and the Rule of Law, which consisted of Dutch, Danish, Spanish and Czech research institutes. Muller was a member of various committees, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Teaching and research
Erwin Muller teaches the subject of Security Policy (Veiligheidsbeleid) in the Master. His research focuses on legal and administrative aspects of safety and security. His research takes place within the faculty research program Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity.
See also his webpage at the survey of the Leiden Scientists and Scholars.
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