Marieke Liem

Marieke Liem, Associate Professor at Leiden University
Marieke Liem

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.

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