Through the sector plan for law, the Netherlands invests in innovative empirical legal research and academic talent. At the various law schools, new research groups have been created in which legal scholars often collaborate with social scientists and do interdisciplinary research. Researchers from Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, and VU Amsterdam are collaboratively shaping and strengthening the expanding national and international research agenda on empirical legal studies.

Research within this legal science theme is diverse, both in terms of topics and the empirical research methodology that is used. At the heart of our research is the empirical examination of legally relevant questions. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, we do research on law in action and examine what works. Empirical research on the functioning and the effects of law in practice offers fundamental insights into (behavioral) assumptions underlying various laws and regulations and it can contribute to achieving the goals of the legislator.

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2021

Journal Articles

Desmet, Pieter T. M.; Weber, Franziska

Infringers' willingness to pay compensation versus fines Journal Article

In: European Journal of Law and Economics, 2021, ISSN: 1572-9990.

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Kox, Mieke; Staring, Richard

“I call it a system.” Unauthorized Migrants’ Understandings of the Long Reach of Dutch Internal Migration Controls Journal Article

In: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 87-100, 2021.

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Koops-Geuze, Gwendolyn J.; Weerman, Frank M.

Community sanctions in youth justice compared to other youth crime responses: A meta-analysis Journal Article

In: European Journal of Criminology, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 14773708211035305, 2021.

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Liebling, Alison; Schmidt, Bethany E.; Beyens, Kristel; Boone, Miranda; Johnsen, Berit; Kox, Mieke; Rokkan, Tore; Vanhouche, An-Sofie

Doing Team Ethnography in a Transnational Prison Journal Article

In: International Criminology, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 123-134, 2021, ISSN: 2662-9976.

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Roks, Robert A.

“I Showed You What I Thought Was Appropriate”: Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnographic Research and the Performativity of Dutch Gang Life Journal Article

In: Conflict and Society, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 175 - 191, 2021.

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Desmet, Pieter T. M.; Engel, Christoph

People are conditional rule followers Journal Article

In: Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 85, pp. 102384, 2021, ISSN: 0167-4870.

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Focacci, Chiara Natalie

Technological unemployment, robotisation, and green deal: A story of unstable spillovers in China and South Korea (2008–2018) Journal Article

In: Technology in Society, vol. 64, pp. 101504, 2021, ISSN: 0160-791X.

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Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, Elena; Kantorowicz, Jaroslaw

To follow or not to follow the herd? Transparency and social norm nudges Journal Article

In: Kyklos, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 362-377, 2021.

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Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, Elena; Kantorowicz, Jaroslaw; Weinshall, Keren

Can We Overcome Ideological Biases in Constitutional Judgments? An Experimental Analysis Journal Article

In: 2021.

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Engel, Christoph; Grgić-Hlača, Nina

Machine Advice with a Warning about Machine Limitations: Experimentally Testing the Solution Mandated by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Journal Article

In: Journal of Legal Analysis, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 284-340, 2021, ISSN: 2161-7201.

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Books

Franses, Philip Hans

Kwantitatief inzicht voor juristen Book

1, 2021, ISBN: 9789462908789.

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2020

Journal Articles

Holvast, Nina; Nan, Joost; Lestrade, Sjarai

Between Legal Certainty and Doubt Journal Article

In: vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1–12, 2020.

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Holvast, Nina; Mascini, Peter

Is the Judge or the Clerk Making the Decision? Measuring the Influence of Judicial Assistants via an Experimental Survey among Dutch District Court Judges Journal Article

In: vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 14, 2020.

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Holvast, N. L.; Lindeman, J. M. W.

An inquiry into the blurring boundaries between professionals and paraprofessionals in Dutch courts and the public prosecution service Journal Article

In: vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 371–389, 2020.

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Mascini, Peter; Holvast, Nina L.

Explaining Judicial Assistants' Influence on Adjudication with Principal-Agent Theory and Contextual Factors Journal Article

In: vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 15, 2020.

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Roks, Robby; Bisschop, Lieselot; Staring, Richard

Getting a foot in the door. Spaces of cocaine trafficking in the Port of Rotterdam. Journal Article

In: vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 171–188, 2020.

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Weerman, F; Bruinsma, G; Bernasco, W; Pauwels, L

Wie zijn jeugdige veelplegers? Een onderzoek naar aantallen en kenmerken op basis van politieregistraties en zelfrapportage Journal Article

In: Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, vol. 2-3, 2020, 2020.

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Focacci, Chiara Natalie

"You reap what you sow": Do active labour market policies always increase job security? Evidence from the Youth Guarantee Journal Article

In: European Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 373-429, 2020, ISSN: 1572-9990.

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Focacci, Chiara N.; Lam, Pak H.

Why do unemployed people avoid participation in training? An experiment for policy making Journal Article

In: Social Policy & Administration, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 1231-1245, 2020.

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Kox, Mieke; Boone, Miranda; Staring, Richard

The pains of being unauthorized in the Netherlands Journal Article

In: vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 534–552, 2020.

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Lord, Nicholas; Doig, Alan; Levi, Michael; Wingerde, Karin; Benson, Katie

Implementing a divergent response? The UK approach to bribery in international and domestic contexts Journal Article

In: vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 349–359, 2020.

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Roks, Robert A; Leukfeldt, E Rutger; Densley, James A

The Hybridization of Street Offending in the Netherlands Journal Article

In: The British Journal of Criminology, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 926-945, 2020, ISSN: 0007-0955.

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2019

Journal Articles

Folmer, Christopher P. Reinders; Desmet, Pieter T. M.; Boom, Willem H. Van

Beyond compensation? Examining the role of apologies in the restoration of victims' needs in simulated tort cases. Journal Article

In: vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 329–341, 2019.

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Lord, Nicholas J; Campbell, Liz J; Wingerde, Karin Van

Other People's Dirty Money: Professional Intermediaries, Market Dynamics and the Finances of White-collar, Corporate and Organized Crimes Journal Article

In: vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 1217–1236, 2019.

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2018

Books

van Boom, Willem H.; DeSmet, Pieter; Mascini, Peter (Ed.)

Empirical legal research in action: Reflections on methods and their applications Book

Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2018, ISBN: 9781785362743.

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