Hans Nelen

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law

About this speaker

Hans Nelen is a criminologist and has a law degree. Between 1986 and the beginning of 2001 he was employed as a senior researcher and research supervisor at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands (WODC), mainly involved in drug, fraud, organized crime, corporate crime and police research. Between 2001 and 2006, Nelen was a senior lecturer/associate professor and senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Since January 1 2007, he has been working as a professor of criminology at Maastricht University (UM). He is also the director of the Maastricht Institute for Criminal Sciences (MICS) and has been chair of the Centre of Information and Research on Organised Crime (CIROC) since 2017.

During the last decades Nelen published a large number of books and articles on a variety of criminological subjects, i.e. criminal investigations, drugs, corruption and fraud, organized crime, corporate and occupational crime, money laundering, legal professionals, the administrative approach to organized crime, the proceeds-of-crime approach, evaluation of legislation, evaluation of counterterrorism and evaluation of (cross-border) law enforcement activities.

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Organized crime and drugs in the Netherlands

02 December 2021, 08:30 AM
Karin van Wingerde Hans Nelen Roland Moerland Lieselot Bisschop

Ostrageous: How greed and crime erode professional football and we all look the other way

14 October 2022, 10:00 AM
Wim Hardyns Roland Moerland Hans Nelen

Organized Crime in the 21st Century, Motivations, Opportunities, and Constraints + Syndicate Women, Gender and networks in Chicago

19 October 2023, 11:30 AM
Chris M. Smith Francesco Calderoni Hans Nelen Jay Albanese Dina Siegel Elisa Bellotti