THU 29 FEB AND 7, 14, 21 AND 28 MAR – 19:30 TO 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Prof. Hans Nelen
Professor of criminal law and criminology, UM
Robby Roks, PhD
Associate professor criminology, EU Rotterdam
Prof. Lieselot Bisschop
Professor of public and private interest, EU Rotterdam
Prof. Bob Hoogenboom
Professor of forensic business studies, Nyenrode Business University
Prof. Marc Schuilenburg
Professor of digital surveillance, EU Rotterdam

In this series, we look at different aspects of organised crime in the Netherlands. Criminal groups engage in various organised crime activities, mostly related to drug production and trafficking (cannabis, synthetic drugs and cocaine). The major Dutch ports, particularly Rotterdam, serve as key hubs for illegal activities. Money laundering and cybercrime also contribute to the complexity of the underworld. The country's strategic location, advanced infrastructure and tolerant policies create an environment that is conducive to criminal enterprises. Law enforcement agencies, however, actively collaborate with other (public and private) partners, both nationally and internationally, to combat and prevent these activities, employing advanced technology and intelligence-sharing to disrupt organised crime networks operating within the Dutch borders.

The individual lectures
1. Has The Netherlands Become a Narco State?  (Nelen / 29 Feb)
2. Criminal Youth, Gangs and Violence (Roks / 7 Mar)
3. The Relevance of Infrastructure: Drugs Trafficking via the Port of Rotterdam (Bisschop / 14 Mar)
4. Fraud, Money Laundering and Corruption (Hoogenboom / 21 Mar)
5. The Use of Surveillance Technology (Schuilenburg / 28 Mar)


Cost of the whole series
UM students €10 / UM employees and students from other schools €25 / Others €50


29 February 2024

07 March 2024

14 March 2024

21 March 2024

28 March 2024