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Jeroen ten Voorde

Associate Professor

Prof.dr.mr. J.M. ten Voorde
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Jeroen ten Voorde (1977) is associate professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.  He is also professor of philosophy of law at University College Groningen.

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Jeroen ten Voorde (1977) is associate professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.  He is also professor of philosophy of law at University College Groningen. He studied Dutch Law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 2001 he graduated in Criminal Law with a paper on the origin and the development of lifelong emprisonment in the Netherlands. In June 2001 he became  a researcher-in-training at the Department of Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law of the same university.

His doctoral research (supervised by prof. R.M.G.E. Foqué) concentrated on the question to what extent there exists some space in (substantive) criminal law to allow for cultural differences. Between 2001 and 2005 he also gave courses in philosophy of law. Since September 2005 he is working at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology of Leiden University, and since July 1st 2007 he is an Assistant Professor on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. 

He is co-ordinator of the masterprogramme of criminal law and criminal procedure. 
Within the context of the programme about honour-related violence ( Eergerelateerd geweld) of the Ministery of Justice, to promote expertise since 2008 he has has given several courses about honour-related violence in criminal law for members of the police, the judiciary and the Public Prosecution Service. He is also working als a judge substitute at the Court of Haarlem. 


On June 28th 2007 he succesfully defended his thesis, entitled Cultuur als Verweer. Een grondslagtheoretische studie naar de ruimte en grenzen van culturele diversiteit in enige leerstukken van materieel strafrecht ('Culture as a Defense. A foundational-theoretical study of the space and limits of cultural diversity in some doctrines of substantive criminal law') at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 
Since he got his doctoral degree he published several articles on the terrain of multicultural issues and criminal law.  

He takes part in in the researchprogramma Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability, and Effectivity
He was also involved in the organisation of the landelijke strafrechtsdag 2006 ('national day on criminal law 2006') and he is a member of the editorial staff of the book Op zoek naar samenhang ('Searching for coherence', Boom Juridische uitgevers, 2006), a compilation published as a result of this day. In 2007 he was co-organisor of the landelijke AIO-dag ('national day of Assistants In Training') for young researchers in the field of criminal law. 

His expertise lies on the terrain of substantive criminal law, criminal law theory and philosophy of law.  

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Straf- en Strafprocesrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 3.28



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