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Jeroen ten Voorde

Scientific Director/Professor Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Prof.mr. J.M. ten Voorde
+31 71 527 8928

Jeroen ten Voorde is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Leiden University and Academic Director of the Institute of Criminal Law & Criminology.

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Jeroen ten Voorde is  Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Leiden University. 


Since 2016, he is the coordinator of the research programme Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability, Effectivity.

In his research, Jeroen ten Voorde focuses on issues of substantive criminal law and philosophy of criminal law. His fields of interest are: sexual offences and property offences in cyberspace, criminalisation (focusing on legal interests (Rechtsguter) and the harm principle), and justifications and excuses. A more recent research topic is the future of the Dutch Penal Code.

He co-supervises various PhD candidates.


Jeroen ten Voorde teaches various courses in the bachelor's and master's degree programmes (law, criminal law and criminal procedure). In Groningen he contributes to the seminar 'Boontje komt om zijn loontje'.

Ancillary activities

Jeroen ten Voorde is a member of the editorial board of PROCES. He is an author in various editions of Tekst & Commentaar and of Nederlandse Jurisprudentie. He works in legal practice as a substitute judge at the District Court Noord-Holland and the Court of Appeal in The Hague.

Scientific Director/Professor Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

  • 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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