Lonneke Stevens

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( strafrecht )
Professor of Criminal Law

Curriculum vitae
Lonneke Stevens is Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the VU University Amsterdam and honorary judge in the Court of Alkmaar. She graduated in law from Maastricht University in 2001 (cum laude), finished her PhD on the privilege against self-incrimination at Tilburg University in 2005 and worked as a criminal defence lawyer in Amsterdam. Her research at the VU University focuses on procedural topics such as the assistance of the lawyer during police interrogation and pre-trial detention.

Educational activities
Criminal procedure
Dilemma’s in criminal procedure
Comparative Law
Post-academic courses

Research activities
Lonneke Stevens conducts research in the programme Empirical and Normative Studies

Criminal procedure, pre-trial detention , right to silence/interrogation and evidence

Main publications
  • Verhoeven, W.J. & Stevens, L. (2012). The Lawyer in the Dutch Interrogation Room: Influence on Police and Suspect. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 9(1), 69-92.
  • Borgers, M.J. & Stevens, L. (2010). The Use of Illegaly Gathered Evidence in the Dutch Criminal Trial. In J.H.M. van Erp & L.P.W. van Vliet (Eds.), Netherlands
  • Stevens, L. (2009). Pre-trial Detention: The Presumption of Innocence and Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights Cannot and Do not Limit its Increasing Use. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 17, 165-180.
All VU University Amsterdam-publications, via Metis.

Postal address

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

Ancillary activities

Rechtbank Amsterdam - Unknown Amsterdam, 01 september 2015
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017