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). Prof. Van der Woude was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society of the University of California in Berkeley (2008), a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco (2014) and at University of Maryland at College Park (2016).
In her current research, Prof. Van der Woude focuses on the effects of the convergence of crime control and migration control (also referred to as the process crimmigration) hereby specifically concentrating on the legal, practical and ethical challenges this development brings for law enforcement officials in the daily practice of their duties.
- A Reflection on Crimmigration in the Netherlands: On the Cultural Security Complex and the Impact of Framing. (2013)
- Dutch counterterrorism: An exceptional body of legislation or just an inevitable product of the culture of control? (2012)
- Ethnic profiling in the Netherlands? A reflection on expanding preventive powers, ethnic profiling and a changing social and political context (2011)