Diederik Cops

Diederik Cops
Flemish Peace Institute

PhD in Criminology

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January 2016 - July 2020
Flemish Peace Institute
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2008 - December 2015
KU Leuven
Position
  • Researcher

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Al verschillende jaren blijkt de vergunde invoer van vuurwapens en munitie in Vlaanderen toe te nemen. Tussen 2013 en 2018 verdubbelde de vergunde invoer van vuurwapens bijna van 5,5 miljoen euro (2013) tot 10,3 miljoen euro in 2018. Ook de invoer van munitie nam de voorbije jaren sterk toe. In dit onderzoeksrapport gaat het Vredesinstituut in eers...
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For almost 30 years the European Union (EU) has attempted to achieve greater convergence of its member states’ arms export policies. Starting after the end of the Cold War, this process culminated in the legally binding Common Position on arms exports being adopted by the European Council in December 2008. In 2018, ten years after the Common Positi...
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The European Union (EU) has been increasingly and actively encouraging European defence cooperation. Driven by geopolitical changes and economic motives, the EU has set up a European Defence Fund (EDF), which for the first time commits EU funding to military research and development projects. Although the EDF’s primary aims are to increase intra-EU...
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This policy brief discusses various elements that should be taken into account in the current review process of the European Council’s Common Position 2008/944, which defines common rules for the assessment of arms exports by EU Member States. In order to promote the convergence of Member States’ arms export policies and their interpretation of the...
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Al een kwarteeuw probeert de EU het wapenexportbeleid van haar lidstaten te stroomlijnen. Het zijn echter nog steeds de afzonderlijke lidstaten die beslissen over concrete vergunningsdossiers. Opvallend is daarbij dat landen of regio’s hun eigen wapenexportcontrolesysteem meestal als het strengste, het best uitgebouwde of het meest transparante bes...
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Information on exports of conventional military equipment was traditionally kept out of the public and political realm. In recent decades this gradually changed, and within the EU, Member States are legally bound to publish an annual report on arms exports since the implementation of Common Position 2008/944. However, Member States remain free to d...
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JULI 2016 | #06 | In deze bijdrage gaan we, op basis van de grootstedelijke JOP-schoolmonitor 2013 (N=1898), dieper in op de mogelijke verklaringen voor de samenhang tussen daderschap en slacht-offerschap van criminaliteit bij jongeren. Het onderzoek toont vooreerst aan dat jongeren, in tegenstelling tot wat misschien op basis van de publieke opini...
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Knowledge on both the prevalence of and the risk factors for juvenile delinquency rely almost exclusively on data generated by self-report research. However, several errors can occur during the process of data gathering, all of which may have an impact on the validity and reliability of the results. This has become more apparent as self-report data...
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Despite their pivotal role in public discourse and research on fear of crime, knowledge on fear of crime among young people remains limited, as they are mostly seen as (primary) causes of fear. In this study, the impact of the frequency of autonomous presence (thus without formal adult supervision) in public space on fear of crime in a representati...
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This article builds on recent insights in the fear of crime research tradition which tackle the poor theoretical substructure of most studies on this topic. Recent advances have acknowledged that both a social psychological approach and the interpretation of fear of crime as a ‘sponge’, absorbing more abstract and fundamental concerns about one's p...
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The fact that young people report disproportionately high levels of offending has resulted in substantial criminological attention to the topic of young people as offenders. However, we tend to forget that victims of those young delinquents are largely young people as well. Moreover, not only are young people overrepresented in both offender and vi...
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Gender is seen as the most important factor related to different levels of fear of crime, with women consistently reporting higher levels of fear than men. Several explanations have been elaborated, which largely focus either on the irrationally high level of female fear or (from a feminist perspective) on the impact of differential socialization p...
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Despite huge amounts of attention paid to the phenomenon of fear of crime in the political and scientific arena, research on fear of crime among young people remains scarce. The few studies that have been conducted have identified several determinants, but the relative weight of these (sets of) variables remains unknown. This article therefore not...
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Vanuit de idee dat daderschap bij jongeren zowel in het maatschappelijke als het wetenschappelijke discours centraal staat, terwijl slachtofferschap bij jongeren in ditzelfde discours onderbelicht wordt, kregen beide thema’s in dit hoofdstuk uitdrukkelijk evenveel aandacht toebedeeld. Dat deze twee thema’s in een jongerenpopulatie bij uitstek tezam...
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In the rhetoric and practice of community safety a paradox can be identified: despite the rhetoric of inclusivity and active citizenship, it appears that the views and interests of youth are largely ignored. Young people appear largely as a source of danger and fear of crime, leading to policy measures aimed at controlling and containing youth. The...

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