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Leontien van der Knaap


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2009 - present Associate professor at INTERVICT, Tilburg University

2006 - 2009 Senior researcher at the Dutch Ministry of Justice's Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), department of Crime, Law Enforcement and Sanctions.

2002 - 2006 Researcher at the Dutch Ministry of Justice's Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), department of Crime, Law Enforcement and Sanctions.  

1997-2002 Ph.D. student at PI Research, Duivendrecht.

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PhD supervision

Co-supervisor K. F. Kuijpers - Risky relationships. Victims' risk of revictimization of intimate partner violence. Defense December 9, 2011

Co-supervisor A. Lahlah - Invisible victims? Ethnic differences in the risk of juvenile violent delinquency of Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch adolescent boys. Defense September 20, 2013

Co-supervisor L. Sosa - At the centre or the margins? A review of intersectionality in the human rights framework on violence against women. Defense March 20, 2015

Co-supervisor P. Okur - The role of ethnicity in sexual violence and abusive behaviour. Expected defense: 2 September 2015

Co-supervisor M. W. G. Bosmans - Coping self-efficacy after traumatic events. Expected defense: 18 September 2015

Co-supervisor L. Ruiz - International criminal law and the rape of men during armed conflict: An opportunity for justice or additional victimization? Expected defense: Winter 2017



  • Victimology
  • Criminology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Youth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Crime

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Research Output 2006 2019

Attributions of blame among victims of child sexual abuse: Findings from a community sample

Okur, P., Pereda, N., Van Der Knaap, L. M. & Bogaerts, S., 2019, In : Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Sexual Child Abuse
Logistic Models

Victims of terrorism in Pakistan: Review of existing victim services and scope of improvement

Waheed, A., 2018, Wolf Publishers. 253 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
South Asia
law enforcement

A quantitative study on gender differences in disclosing child sexual abuse and reasons for nondisclosure

Okur, P., van der Knaap, L. & Bogaerts, S., 2017, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Sexual Child Abuse
Mental Health

Do measures of post-trauma factors better explain PTSD severity than pre-trauma factors? An empirical reply to Ogle et al.

van der Velden, P. & van der Knaap, L., 2016, In : Clinical Psychological Science. 5, 1, p. 141-145

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Wounds and Injuries
Mental Health

Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Editorial activity

Tijdschrift Voor Veiligheid (Journal)

L.M. van der Knaap (Reviewer)

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