Maartje van der Woude is a graduate of Leiden University, the Netherlands, where she obtained a degree in both Criminal Law (LL.M.) and Criminology (MSc).
In December 2010 she successfully defended her dissertation ‘Legislation in a Culture of Control. The Drafting of Dutch Counterterrorism Legislation Seen from a Social and Legal-Political Context’ (Boom Legal Publishers, The Hague). During her PhD, Dr. Van der Woude was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society of the University of California in Berkeley.
In her current research, Dr. Van der Woude focuses on the effects of the convergence of criminal law and migration policies (also referred to as the process crimmigration) hereby specifically concentrating on the counterterrorism context and the resulting challenges for policing with regard to the practice of ethnic profiling.
- De erfenis van 10 jaar strafrechtelijke antiterrorismebestrijding in Nederland (2012)
- Ethnic profiling in the Netherlands? A reflection on expanding preventive powers, ethnic profiling and a changing social and political context (2011)
- Grondwettelijke toetsing van strafwetgeving in de Nederlandse veiligheidscultuur (2010)