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Oostinga, M.S.D. (Miriam), dr.

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Scientific collaborator at the Ministry of Justice and Security
Dr. Miriam S.D. Oostinga
E-mail: m.s.d.oostinga@minvenj.nl
Personal website: www.miriamoostinga.com

EXPERTISE

Originally I am a Criminologist, but since I acquired my Master Investigative Psychology and my Doctorate in Social Psychology I have a wider psychological background. Since 2018, I am a scientific collaborator at the Ministry of Justice and Security (directorate-general Police) in The Hague. To discover some more about my professional background, please visit https://miriamoostinga.com/curriculum-vitae/.

I have a broad interest in crime in general and psychology-related research in particular. I like to uncover the unknown. I explored the control methods used to dominate victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Studied the cultural dimension uncertainty avoidance in crisis negotiation and assessed communication error management in suspect interviews and crisis negotiations.

Over the past few years I have realized that the bridge between policy, science and practice is so very important to make. When performing my studies and presenting my work, I always keep that in mind.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Bridging science and policy: A policy-maker’s perspective (2018-current)
  • Communication error management in police-civilian interactions (PhD, 2014-2017)
  • Cultural differences, influencing behavior and crisis negotiation (2013-2014)
  • Consequences of incarceration upon (ex-)prisoners (2012-2013)
  • Witness statements of human trafficking (2013)
  • Human trafficking for sexual exploitation (Master, 2012)

 Publications / Articles

 Doctoral thesis

 Books / Book Chapters

Conference proceedings

  • Oostinga, M. S. D., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2018, April 5). ‘(Het) ijs breken’: Communicatiefouten herstellen in politie-burger interacties [‘Breaking (the) ice’: Communication error recovery in police-citizen interactions]. The Hague, Conferentie ‘Kennis voor de politie van morgen’ [Conference ‘Knowledge for the police in the future’].
  • Oostinga, M. S. D., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2017, May 31). ‘Breaking (the) ice’: Communication error recovery in suspect interviews and crisis negotiations. Mechelen, European Association of Psychology and Law Conference.
  • Oostinga, M. S. D., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2017, January 19). ‘(Het) ijs breken’: Communicatiefouten herstellen in politie-burger interacties [‘Breaking (the) ice’: Communication error recovery in police-citizen interactions]. The Hague, Willen, doen en weten – wat eerst? [Willing, doing and knowing – what should come first?].

For my complete publication list, please visit https://miriamoostinga.com/publications/.