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Wim Bonis

W. Bonis, Secretary Criminal Law at Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology
Wim Bonis

Wim Bonis studied law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where he graduated in 1985, specialized in Criminal Law. Since October 2000 he is working as a secretary at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology.

About the blogs

In his blogs Wim tries to put law-related matters in a broader context. In them he touches on various subjects like the power of images, the importance of unwritten law, our sense of justice, the development of human consciousness and our connection with (and our place within) surrounding nonhuman nature. They all express his hopeful conviction that at heart we are not so much competitive and selfish, driven to take from others for individual gain - driven towards crime -, but empathic and generous, with an innate sense of justice, wanting to give to and bond with other people.

Other writings

He has also written and is still writing articles about other subjects, most of them in Dutch. In 2014 Wim has finished writing a book (in Dutch) about 'the survival and revival of the Goddess heritage', a subject he has been interested in for a long time and has studied from various angles.The book is privately printed and has found a small, but gradually expanding, circle of readers. In 2018 he has finished an English translation, for which he still hopes to find an 'official' publisher... When you want to read more about the theme of his book (or order a privately printed version of the book), read or download his articles, please visit his website. You can either visit his English website or his Dutch website

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