Prof. Dr. Antoinette Verhage


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born on 18 April 1977
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Antoinette Verhage (NL, 18-04-1977) graduated in 2000 as a licentiate in Criminology at Ghent University. She has an Advanced Master’s degree in European Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems (2001) and holds a PhD in Criminology (Ghent University - 2009). Since 2001, she is associated to the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law, first as researcher and assistant at the Research Unit Social Analysis of Security, at Ghent University. She has carried out research about the Autonomous Police Settlement, private investigation (Blurring Boundaries) and Complaints Management by the Judicial Order. Her PhD study, The anti-money laundering complex and its interactions with the compliance industry. An empirical research into private actors in the battle against money laundering was published with Routledge (see: Antoinette has taught a number of courses on policing and the judiciary for the first bachelor years in Criminological Sciences.  In 2012, she started on a post-PhD project on systematic reviewing of research in policing at the same department. She now publishes and supports research in the field of policing, AML, informal economy and financial-economic crime and teaches in the bachelor and master years of Criminology in the field of police studies and qualitative research methods. She supports a number of PhD students in their PhD trajectory and is promoter for a dozen of master students’ theses each year. Antoinette was director of the Research Institute for Urban Security and Policing Studies until its integration with IRCP in 2015. She is active in several editorial boards of international journals and (founding) editor in chief of the European Journal of Policing Studies (EJPS).

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