Prof. dr. E.R. Muller

  • Law enforcement
  • Security policy
  • Terrorism

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7364
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie, Criminologie
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C107


Prof. E.R. (Erwin) Muller (1965) holds a professorship on Safety, Security and Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Since December 2011 he is a member of the Dutch Safetyboard ('Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid').

Muller is also a member of the Dutch Council for Public Administration, a member of the Board of the Research School Safety and Security in Society, a member of the Supervisory Council of the Royal Dutch Rescue Society and a member of the Police Knowledge Council. Muller is the editor-in-chief of the Kluwer series Order and Security and a member of the editorial council for the Journal for Security (Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid). He is Chairman of the Consortium of the European Union project Transnational Terrorism, Security and the Rule of Law. That Consortium houses Dutch, Danish, Spanish and Czech Republic research institutes.

His scientific research at Leiden University is now concentrated on police organisations and policing, criminal investigation, crime policy, terrorism and counter-terrorism, safety and security policy, crisis management, enforcement, the judiciary, detention, intelligence services and research into other organisations related to safety and security. The main focus of his publications is on institutionalization of safety and security in a democratic state where the rule of law is crucial. The manner in which safety and security organisations are institutionalized is essential for the effectiveness and lawfulness of security policy within any democratic state.

See also his webpage at the survey of the Leiden Scientists and Scholars.  

Last Modified: 24-06-2016