What Makes a Criminal?

What Makes a Criminal?

Symposium: What Makes a Criminal? Will take place on 24th January 2018

What influences someone to become a criminal? Is it environmental, or genetic, or are there other factors involved? Are you interested in finding out more about this topic, then sign up for the (free) symposium 'What makes a criminal'!


Whether you're a student or not: everyone interested in the topic is welcome on the 24th of January in the Boeringzaal at the UMCG!


Two speakers will take the floor. First, dr. Tina Kretschmer, assistant professor and employee of the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences will talk about the (possible) importance of genetics and share her knowledge about social context and how this context can cause/influence someone to become criminal.


Our second speaker is Jelle Lettinga. His background is in clinical psychiatry, and his main interest is in psychopharmacology. He currently works at the Mesdag clinic, a TBS facility, where patients are both psychiatrics patients as convicted criminals. In practice this means that the clinic is both a prison and a psychiatric hospital. Jelle will learn us more about the treatment of these patients, which is focused both on psychiatric disease and prevention of crime/aggression.


Sign up here, registration closes on the 21st of January 2018.


This symposium is organised by the two research master programmes of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences: Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology & Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation.