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Elke Devroe

Elke Devroe, Associate professor International Master Crisis- and Security Management at Leiden Univeristy
Elke Devroe

Elke Devroe (1963) is master in criminology (cum laude, 1988, KULeuven) and started her scientific career as researcher at the University of Louvain, where she conducted research on police and crime statistics. She continued this scientific project within the Research & Development Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (1989-1998), later within the Flemish Government division Science & Innovation (1998-2000), and later within the Ministry of Justice (2000-2012), where she was Head of the Division Research & Development of the Unit of Criminal Policy.

From 1999 till 2007 she taught criminal policy in the master of criminology and crime statistics in the bachelor at the Free University of Brussels. From 2009 till 2012 she was member of the research group 'Social Security Analysis’ at Ghent University, and member of the staff of ‘The Netherlands Institute For the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement’ (Amsterdam) where she completed her PHD.

From 2012 till 2013 she was associate professor at criminology, university Leiden, where she developed and taught the courses ‘Legitimacy, Effectiveness & Accountability’ and ‘Actors in a comparative perspective’ in the (new) international master ‘Criminal Justice’. At the moment, she teaches in the international master ‘Crisis en Security Management’ (CSM), at the campus The Hague, Public Administration, university of Leiden, the courses ‘Governance of crime and social disorder’, ‘Evidence-based policing’ and ‘Researching crisis and security’.

She is thesis coordinator of the master ‘Crisis en Security Management’ and vice-president of the exam commission, where she is responsible for the ‘quality project’. She is editor-in-chief of the Belgian-Dutch Journal Cahiers Politiestudies(Maklu) and editorial staff member of the European Journal on Police Studies (Maklu), Panopticon (Maklu), Orde van de Dag (Kluwer), Het Groene Gras (Boom Juridische uitgevers), Handboek politiediensten (Kluwer) en Reeks Politiestudies (Maklu).