PhD and Research

Schreurs, W. (Wendy) MSc.


PhD Student
Wendy Schreurs
Mo. / Tu. / Wed. / Thu. / Fr.
Building: Cubicus, room C236 
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 6651
Secretary: +31 (0)53 – 489 5279 (room C243a)
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In 2014 I graduated cum laude for my master’s degree in Psychology (specialization Conflict, Risk & Safety), and in 2015 I received a master’s degree in Public Administration (specialization Public Safety). The subject of my master thesis for psychology was ‘Determining crime seriousness in the context of victim-offender mediation’. This research was conducted in collaboration with the organization Victim in Focus (Slachtoffer in Beeld). For Public Administration I graduated at the Research and Advisory Group of the Dutch Police-unit ‘East-Netherlands’ on ‘Multidisciplinary cooperation within teams’.

Research projects

During my PhD-project I will examine the role of citizens in community policing. The project aim is to identify the mechanisms underlying citizen participation in policing with a focus on issues such as crime and social disorder. In a later phase, I will develop and test interventions as how to improve citizen participation.
The PhD-project is supervised by Prof. dr. José Kerstholt and Prof. dr. Ellen Giebels. Funding: TNO.

Teaching Code

  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses 201000150/201000153
  • Supervision of Research Assignments (bachelor) 201400295
  • Guest lecturer Bachelor Module: Psychology of Safety 201400122


  • ASPO Dissertation Award Committee
  • IGS PhD Initiative Group


Zebel, S., Schreurs, W., & Ufkes, E. G. (In press).  Crime seriousness and participation in restorative justice: The role of time elapsed since the offense. Law & Human behavior.

Schreurs, W., Zebel, S. & Ufkes, E.G. (2014). Prevalentie van ernstige misdrijven bij slachtoffer-daderbemiddeling. Tijdschrift voor herstelrecht, 14, 10 - 23.