Background and purpose of the study Involuntary admission (IA) is a frequent and growing phenomenon, both in Belgium and in other countries. Many persons and actors are involved in an involuntary admission. Remarkably, both in Belgium and internationally, research from an interdisciplinary perspective is scarce. The research had two purposes: Mapping the experiences of differentContinue reading “Involuntary admission: Experiences of professionals and experts – Freya Vander Laenen”
Category Archives: Deviation and crime (phenomena), offenders and victims
The RAYUELA project: Making young people discover the dangers of the Internet through an online game – Jelle Janssens
What exactly is the RAYUELA Project? It is a project that allows children and young people to learn about the risks of the Internet through an online game. The project started in October 2020 and will run until September 2023. Until then, all partners are joining forces to learn more about cybercrime among children/young people andContinue reading “The RAYUELA project: Making young people discover the dangers of the Internet through an online game – Jelle Janssens”
Embracing strength over fear: Reframing the narrative of mentally ill offenders – Tom Vander Beken
Research on mentally ill offenders in different disciplines often focuses more on the concept of ‘delinquent’ than on ‘mentally ill’. It is important to change the way these subjects are approached in research and in society. The aim of the study was to embrace a strengths-based approach rather than a risk-based approach to this groupContinue reading “Embracing strength over fear: Reframing the narrative of mentally ill offenders – Tom Vander Beken”
Welcome at Crime@UGent!
Welcome on the first blog post of Crime@UGent. Through this blog, we want to tell you more about the research of our young and senior researchers who are member of the IDC Crime, Criminology and Criminal Policy. This way, we try to inform as many people as possible about these instructive researches. What is IDCContinue reading “Welcome at Crime@UGent!”