The Department of Sociology has a job opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher for the NWO Vidi project ‘Evaluating the effect of experiences with the police on legitimacy and crime’. The project aims to analyse:
what structural, social, and individual factors shape perceptions of police legitimacy independent of experiences with the police;
what situational factors influence how individuals perceive and react to experiences with the police;
if changes in perceived police legitimacy cause changes in criminal behaviour? If so, under what circumstances?