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Dr Janna Verbruggen

Dr Janna Verbruggen

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

School of Social Sciences

Email:
verbruggenj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4803
Location:
2.13, Glamorgan building
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Available for postgraduate supervision

I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Cardiff University. My research interests include:

  • life course criminology
  • desistance
  • intimate partner violence
  • adult outcomes of vulnerable groups
  • quantitative longitudinal methods and datasets (self-report and administrative data)

I am currently working on a two-year ESRC funded project (Future Research Leaders award) aimed at integrating the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration within life-course criminology. The project investigates the relationship between the development of general offending and the development of IPV perpetration, and examines factors associated with desistance from IPV perpetration.

Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Social Science in 2014, I was a PhD student at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University Amsterdam, and a lecturer and researcher at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

My PhD thesis focused on the longitudinal association between employment and crime in a sample of high-risk youths.

I joined the Cardiff School of Social Science in February 2014. Prior to that, I was employed as a lecturer and researcher at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

From August 2009 until August 2013 I worked as a PhD candidate at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University Amsterdam.

My PhD thesis focused on the longitudinal association between employment and crime in a sample of high-risk youths.

I hold a bachelor degree in developmental psychology, and a bachelor and master degree in criminology.

Academic positions

  • 2018-present: Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2014-2018: Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2013-2014: Lecturer and researcher at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2009-2013: PhD candidate at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2009: Research assistant at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Child and Family Studies of VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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I have taught on a range of criminology modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I am currently supervising dissertation students and a PhD student.

My research interests include:

  • life course criminology
  • desistance
  • domestic violence
  • adult outcomes of vulnerable groups
  • quantitative longitudinal methods and datasets (self-report and administrative data)

Projects

  • I am currently PI on a two-year ESRC funded project (Future Research Leaders award) aimed at integrating the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration within life-course criminology. The project investigates the relationship between the development of general offending and the development of IPV perpetration, and examines factors associated with desistance from IPV perpetration.
  • I am co-I on a two-year project funded by Welsh Government (PI: Dr Sophie Hallett), aimed at analysing outcomes of young people at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • My PhD thesis focused on the relationship between employment and crime in a sample of high-risk youths. Using longitudinal data on a sample of previously institutionalized youths, I studied the effects of employment on crime, the effects of a criminal record on employment outcomes, and life course outcomes of high-risk youths in general.

International collaborations

  • 2017-2020: Visiting research fellow, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
  • 2017: Visiting scholar, Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice
  • 2013: Visiting scholar, Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice

Conferences

  • Member of the organising committee of the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology 2017 (EuroCrim2107), hosted by Cardiff University, 13-16 September 2017.

  • I have presented my research at Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017), European Society of Criminology (2011, 2016, 2017), British Society of Criminology (2014, 2017), Dutch Society of Criminology (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (2013), and the 2nd European Conference on Domestic Violence (2017).

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • life course criminology
  • development of criminal behaviour, and desistance
  • intimate partner violence

External profiles