Jan de Keijser
Professor of Criminology
Since November 2014 Jan is working as a Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. He is chair of the department of Criminology.
Jan de Keijser (1968) studied political science at Leiden University. In 2000 he got his Ph.D. (cum laude) at the same university. His Ph.D. research focused on consistency in sentencing in relation to the goals and functions of punishment. From 2000 until 2010 he was senior researcher at the netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR).
His research interests are connected to the legitimacy of the criminal justice system. Apart from the decisions on proof and punishment in criminal cases, his research interests include public opinion towards punishment, confidence in the criminal justice system, and the communication between forensic experts and the courts. He published books and articles on these topics in both national and international journals.
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