Jochem Jansen (1989) works as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. He has completed his Bachelor program in Psychology (Maastricht University) and has specialized in Forensic Psychology during his master program (University of Amsterdam). During his master program he has focused on the neurobiological underpinnings of delinquent behavior in adolescents with a history of police contact. In April 2016 he has successfully defended his PhD-thesis on the effects of non-invasive neurostimulation on emotion regulation and craving in alcohol dependent patients.
The research interests of Jochem are focused on the individual psychological and neurobiological factors which are related to the (development) of criminal behavior. His focus lies on how the interplay between reward/punishment sensitivity, emotion and cognitive control may lead to criminal behavior. More specifically his research aims to answer questions including: ‘What is the role of emotion regulation in aggression?’ and ‘What is the relationship between punishment sensitivity and impulsivity?’. His studies are part of the ‘Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity’ research program and the ‘NeuroLaw’ research group. Previous publications have appeared in esteemed international and national scientific journals.
Jochem works at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology since January 2016 and teaches within the following courses: Introduction to Criminology, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Accountancy and Environmental Criminology. Furthermore he is the coordinator of the Forensic Criminology master program and he supervises several students in writing their bachelor and master thesis.