Charlotte Colman

Charlotte Colman
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law

PhD Criminology

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Citations since 2017
28 Research Items
190 Citations
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Additional affiliations
December 2015 - present
Ghent University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Postdoctoral research on alternatives to incarceration, desistance and recovery Supervision of Master theses and Doctoral dissertations Co-lecturer Drug Policy & Guest lecturer Grant writing, policy development, policy evaluation, science communication
December 2015 - present
Ghent University
Position
  • Co-lecturer Drug Policy
Description
  • Master Criminology & Law
April 2015 - August 2015
Organization of American States
Position
  • Research fellow Organization of American States, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
Description
  • Project assistance, co-author/editor and reviewer of documents on alternatives to incarceration Technical assistance
Education
February 2009 - September 2014
Ghent University
Field of study
  • Criminology
October 2003 - June 2014
Ghent University
Field of study
  • Criminology

Publications

Publications (73)
Conference Paper
In Belgium, the care offered to prisoners who use drugs is being in development. Based on this observation, the Federal Public Service for Public Health, in collaboration with the Federal Public Service for Justice, have set up a pilot project since December 2017 aiming at the care of this specific population in three prisons of the country. The ob...
Technical Report
Do you want to know whether you are achieving the objectives of your prevention project or do you want to improve your project's operation? Is the funding agency asking you to demonstrate the results of your project? Then you need to evaluate your project. This SOCPREVbis manual and accompanying workbook will guide you through the various steps of...
Technical Report
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This current study ‘EVADRUG’, as conducted between 2020 and 2021, presents a general evaluation of the Belgian drug policy, as defined by the Federal Drug Note of 2001 and the Joint Declaration of 2010. Evaluating a drug policy provides some indications about the success but also the shortcomings of policy, and contributes to transparency, accounta...
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Purpose Photovoice, a community-based participatory research strategy, allows participants to take up an active role in data collection by discussing their views and life (conditions) based on the photographs they have taken. In this methodological article, we present a case study in which photovoice was used to unravel the meaning of recovery capi...
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The production of illicit drugs contributes to important environmental harms. In the European context, the production of synthetic drugs, particularly MDMA and amphetamine (and more recently methamphetamine), increasingly poses environmental challenges. The production of these substances in Europe is mainly concentrated in the Netherlands and to a...
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The Schelde City or Manhattan at the Maas? A comparative analysis of the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam regarding the import and distribution of cocaine into Europe The ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp are among the main European ports of entry for the import and further distribution of cocaine. Earlier research underlines the interchangeability of t...
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In: Panopticon, Tijdschrift voor strafrecht, criminologie en forensisch welzijnswerk, 42(2), 189-195.
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Trotz kontinuierlicher Polizeieinsätze und Betrügereien innerhalb des Dark Web-Ökosystems steigen die Verkäufe von Kryptomarkt-Drogen weiter an. Im Laufe der Jahre wurden mehrere länderspezifische Studien dazu durchgeführt. Dieses Kapitel diskutiert die belgische Seite des Online-Drogenhandels. Es präsentiert eine quantitative Analyse der Anbieterp...
Chapter
In this chapter the authors advocate for an increased focus on holistic, desistance- and recovery-oriented practices in the criminal justice system for dealing with drug-using offenders. They argue for looking beyond the offenders’ risks and focusing on individual and community empowerment.
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Recovery from illicit drug and alcohol use takes place over time and is characterised by a dynamic interaction between internal and external components. An integral part of all recovery journeys is effective community reintegration. After all, recovery is not mainly an issue of personal motivation rather it is about acceptance by family, by friends...
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Although there has been a growth in recent years in recovery research, much of this has been from the United States, and there is very little comparative research in this area. This article describes the rationale, conceptual foundations and methods for a prospective, multicountry, cohort study aimed to map pathways to recovery from problematic ill...
Research
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DISMARK raises the question of how recent developments in the Dutch and Belgian drug markets can be explained and what measures can be taken, both autonomously and in close cooperation between the two countries. Can we speak of a shift or an expansion of (parts of) illegal drug markets between the Netherlands and Belgium? If so, what is causing thi...
Chapter
Despite the growing amount of desistance studies, the existing knowledge on differences in desistance between types of offenders is still scant. This is especially the case for the desistance process of persons refraining from drugs and an associated recovery from drug misuse. Although much research has focused on the link between drug use and offe...
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The majority of available desistance research has examined desistance in the general offender population. However, applying the desistance approach to specific groups of offenders has potential to enrich our knowledge since their change processes show differences compared with those of the general offender population. Drug-using offenders is the gr...
Poster
Evaluation toolkit and quality conditions for evaluating national drug policies
Book
Eens een dief, altijd een dief.. Eens een druggebruiker, altijd een druggebruiker? Al enkele decennia is het onderzoek naar criminele carrières een populair thema. Lange tijd focusten criminologen zich op het bestuderen van factoren die een individu ertoe brengen een criminele carrière aan te vatten. Recent zien we binnen het criminologisch onderz...
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Hoe kijken delinquenten die tevens drugs gebruiken naar het proces van stoppen met criminaliteit en stoppen met drugsgebruik? Dat was de centrale vraag van ons onderzoek, waarvoor we veertig ex–criminele ex–drugsgebruikers interviewden. We gebruikten de cognitieve transformatietheorie van Giordano, Cernkovich en Rudolph (2002) als uitgangspunt. Zij...
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The aim of our paper is to gain insight in the desistance process of drug-using offenders. We explore the components of change in the desistance process of drug-using offenders by using the cognitive transformation theory of Giordano et al. as a theoretical framework. The desistance process of drug-using offenders entails a two-fold process: desist...
Presentation
Results process evaluation drug treatment court in Ghent
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Description of teh criminal career of drug using offenders
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Results process evaluation and preconditions Belgian DTC
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Methods research First description of the criminal careers of belgian drug using offenders First results qualitative part
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Turning points in the desistance process of drug misusing offenders
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The desistance process of drug misusing offenders
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Beleidsmakers streven vaak een integraal en geïntegreerd drugsbeleid na, waarbij verschillende beleidsdomeinen en beleidsniveaus samenwerken. Uit welke elementen en partners moet een integraal en geïntegreerd drugsbeleid bestaan om succesvol te zijn? En kunnen steden en gemeenten in Nederland en Vlaanderen leren van ervaringen in andere regio's? Om...
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Could an altrenative to incarceration act as a turning point in the drug and criminal careers of drug misusing offenders
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In most Western European countries, including Belgium, judicial alternative sanctions are increasingly being used for drug users. Because no study into the effectiveness of Belgian judicial alternatives for drug users has yet been carried out, this became the objective of the current research. The design of this study comprises a pre and post measu...
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Different judicial alternative sanctions and measures exist on the three levels of the criminal justice system. These alternative sanctions and measures can be applied to a specific target group, namely drug users. The current study is a qualitative assessment of the application and execution of alternative measures and sanctions for drug users, ba...

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Projects (12)
Project
A substantial proportion of persons in prison use drugs and/or stay there because of drug-related offences. Yet, treatment and harm reduction options for persons who use drugs in prison are scarce, necessitating research on improving the quality and continuity of drug services in prison and beyond.
Archived project
Développement d'un guide de bonnes pratiques visant l'implémentation de projets en prison à destination des détenus consommateurs de drogues