A graduate of University of Cambridge in the U.K., Marieke Liem completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has conducted research on homicide in various countries, and is currently chairing the European Homicide Research Group. Her research interests involve interpersonal violence, with specific research projects on domestic homicide, homicide by the mentally ill, homicide followed by suicide, the effects confinement on violent offenders, and international comparative research in lethal violence.
Her current research at Harvard University and Leiden University, financed by the European Union, enables her to study the life course of homicide offenders. In this study she explores the relationship between life events, the criminal career, and length of imprisonment on recidivism among homicide offenders. Her recent research focuses on the effects of long-term imprisonment of homicide offenders.
- Introduction to the Special Issue on Homicide in Europe (2014)
- Punishment of Homicide Offenders: An International Comparison (2014)
- The Role of Transformation Narratives in Desistance among Released Lifers (2014)
- Criminal Recidivism of Homicide Offenders (2014)
- Patterns of Multiple Family Homicide (2013)
- Is There a Recognizable Post-Incarceration Syndrome among Released “Lifers”? (2013)
- The Myth of Martyrdom – Book Review (2013)
- Life Among Murderers: Life After Prison – Book Review (2013)
- An Empirical Study on the Role of Criminal History in Predicting the Likelihood of Committing Lethal versus Non-Lethal Violence (2013)
- Nature and Prevalence of Familicide in the United States, 2000-2009 (2013)