Prof. dr. A.A.J. Blokland

  • Professor of Crimology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal careers
  • Developmental and life course criminology
  • Effects of (in)formal interventions
  • Sex offenders

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7397
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie, Criminologie
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C111


Arjan Blokland is appointed as Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology from september 2010.

He worked as a police officer with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force until 1996. He studied Criminal Law and Social Psychology at the University of Utrecht. In 2005 he received his PhD (cum laude) from the Utrecht University for a dissertation on the criminal careers of a cohort of offenders convicted in 1977. Since 2005 he is a (senior)researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). In 2006 he was awarded a VENI-grand for his work on the development of criminal behavior over the life course. In 2010 he also received a Investment Subsidy NWO Medium. 

His research focuses on developmental and life course criminology, (juvenile)sexoffenders and evolutionary explanations of crime.

Last Modified: 24-06-2016