Margo de Koster



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m.de.koster@vu.nl
faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( criminologie )
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae
Margo De Koster studied History and Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, where she worked from 1998 to 2006 at the Department of History as a researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific research, and obtained her PhD in History on girl delinquency in the interwar period, in 2003. Afterwards she extended her post-doctoral research to the study of youth, urban crime and policing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is assistant professor in Historical criminology at the VU Amsterdam and at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. She is also vice-coordinator of the Belgian interuniversity research network “Justice & Populations, 1795-2015”.

Educational activities
Historical criminology

Research activities
Margo de Koster conducts research in the programme Empirical and Normative Studies.

Expertise
History of crime and criminal justice, 19th-20th centuries; Juvenile delinquency and youth justice; Police systems and practices; Urban crime and social control; History of criminology.

Main publications

  • Bijleveld, C., De Koster, M., van der Heijden, M. & Blokland, A. (eds.) (2015). Themanummer Tijdschrift voor Criminologie: Criminaliteit en strafrechtspleging in transformatie 1800-1945, 57(4), 343-454.
  • De Koster, M. (2015). Migranten en minderheden in het vizier van staat en politie. Een langetermijnperspectief. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 57(4), 426-441.
  • De Koster, M. & Niget, D. (2015). Scientific Expertise in Child Protection Policies and Juvenile Justice Practices in Twentieth-Century Belgium. In: E. Peeters & K. Wils (eds.), Between Autonomy and Engagement: Performances of Scientific Expertise, 1860-1960. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 161-172.
  • Weevers, M., De Koster, M. & C. Bijleveld (2012). Swept up from the streets or nowhere else to go? The journeys of Dutch female beggars and vagrants to the Oestgeest State Labor Institution in the late nineteenth century, Journal of Social History, 46(2), 416-429. 
  • De Koster, M. (2009). Meisjes in de netten van justitie: Contexten en parcours van illegaliteit en vervolging van jonge vrouwen in Antwerpen. Historica. Tijdschrift van de Belgisch-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vrouwengeschiedenis, 32(2), 6-12.

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Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam