Emile Kolthoff

Emile Kolthoff
Open Universiteit Nederland | OU · Department of Criminal Law

PhD

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Publications (51)
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In totaal heeft 4,1% van de Zeeuwse scholieren te maken gehad met criminele uitbuiting en is 10,9% van de scholieren wel eens gevraagd om strafbare feiten te plegen. Het meest genoemde delict waartoe scholieren worden gedwongen is het stelen en/of plegen van overvallen (13,6%). Daarnaast komt het verhandelen van softdrugs (12,4%) veel voor.
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In this article we hypothesize that psychopathic leaders may be attracted to positions of power because in such environments they can fulfill their need for domination and control over other people. Although social dominance is a well-established trait in psychopathy, social dominance as a motivational factor in those high in psychopathy has receiv...
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Inleiding Racisme is een 'systemisch probleem' dat ook in Nederland voorkomt, erkende premier Mark Rutte halverwege 2020 nadat duizenden mensen de straat op waren gegaan om tegen racisme te demonstreren. Is ons tolerante zelfbeeld ein-delijk aan het kantelen? 1 Nederland staat bekend als een tolerant land. Er mag veel in Nederland onder het motto '...
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Research into the harassment of politicians and other public officials in Northern America and Western Europe demonstrates that 30–93% of politicians report having experienced harassing or stalking behaviour which can comprise serious risks for the integrity of democracy and government. This leads to intriguing questions such as: what types of thre...
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In the last few years scholars have postulated that non-institutionalized psychopathic individuals may be overrepresented in leadership positions. In this paper we juxtapose theory and research on the profile of those high in psychopathy in leadership positions with the traditional profile of those high in psychopathy in prisons and institutions. W...
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Wie de media volgt krijgt al snel de indruk dat we bij ondermijning te maken hebben met een nieuw en plotseling opgekomen fenomeen. Of dat beeld klopt is de vraag, maar wel zien we dat het probleem de overheid steeds meer boven het hoofd dreigt te groeien en dat de vermenging van onderwereld en bovenwereld op veel terreinen een feit is. Om hier wee...
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There is casuistry, where on the one hand it is the turn of the professionals from the investigation, enforcement and prosecution and on the other hand the turn of the social workers from the social domain. This is the case, for example, when domestic violence occurs in circles that are also involved in organized crime. In theory it is possible tha...
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Criminological literature shows that criminals involved in organized crime benefit from positive images in the media. By opening a hospital or donating funds for the development of a football field they try to present themselves in a cordial way and as good citizens to the public. Using the media to present themselves as animal lovers is a very eff...
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The most recent extensive study on political and administrative corruption in The Netherlands dates back to 2005 (Huberts & Nelen, 2005). Afterwards various studies have been conducted on related subthemes and areas. In this contribution, the state of affairs regarding political and administrative corruption – and the responses to them – in The Net...
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Psychopathy is a severe personality disorder that can be defined by a lack of conscience, an egocentric and manipulative character, and charming social skills. Among the general community, images of serial killer Ted Bundy or movie character Hannibal Lector immediately come to mind. Interestingly, however, the recent TV show House of Cards appears...
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In dit boek wordt verslag gedaan van de bevindingen van een onderzoek naar ernstige integriteitsschendingen binnen vier rechtshandhavingsorganisaties – de politie, Douane, Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar) en Fiscale Inlichtingen- en Opsporingsdienst (FIOD) – die in verband kunnen worden gebracht met georganiseerde criminaliteit. Het onderzoek was ge...
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The introduction of new media as a means of communication by the police triggers interesting questions about the impact of such new developments, such as the effect on people's safety perceptions. Since communication is mostly overlooked as a possible determinant of safety perception, this led to a research project into the relationship between Twi...
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This article discusses the importance of reflection for prison staff. Their work is both physical and emotionally incriminating. That increases risk on turnover, burn-out, psychosomatic diseases and negative experiences with prisoners. To render all challenges in their work it’s important to build up resiliency. One of the means to stimulate resili...
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Police officers sometimes violate laws and internal procedures to the benefit of society or the police organization. In the literature, this type of behavior is commonly termed noble cause corruption and framed as resulting from a police officer’s moral deliberations. Although the phenomenon has received scholarly attention for over three decades,...
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This article reviews the findings of three research projects—all performed by the author and companions—supporting the hypothesis that integrity violations comprise white-collar crime or human rights violations or can be an indicator of more serious crime in an organization. Two of these studies have not previously been published in journals. Two o...
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This research seeks to understand influences on local government integrity development as a control of corruption. Using survey data from public managers in local governments in The Netherlands, Serbia, Montenegro, and the United States, we examined three main areas: integrity policy, leadership, and organizational ethical climate. An important fin...
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Kolthoff, E. (2012). Integriteit en bedrijfsmatig werken bij de politie. Cahiers Politiestudies 24. Antwerpen: Maklu. In deze bijdrage wordt verslag gedaan van een onderzoek naar het verband tussen bedrijfsmatig werken en integriteit in een groot Nederlands politiekorps. Bedrijfsmatig werken kwam in zwang in de jaren tachtig van de vorige eeuw, toe...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of ethical leadership and ethical culture as a safeguard against corruption. Design/methodology/approach – Using survey data from public managers in local authorities in The Netherlands, Serbia, Montenegro and the USA in a comparative study. Findings – The USA and The Netherlands, genera...
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This study aims to explore how the use of businesslike methods in government – more commonly referred to as ‘new public management’ or NPM – affects integrity. Based on available publications, this study empirically tests the suggested influences of NPM on integrity. The theoretical assumption that the introduction of New Public Management in gove...
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Over the last decades scholars have been devoting more and more attention to differences and similarities between public and private sector organizations. Relatively underrepresented, when compared to studies on organizational status and management, are comparative empirical studies on the differences and similarities between the central values of...

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Working with offenders and professionals in penitentiairies.
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Understanding the causes and development of violence between victims and offenders that know each other: domestic violence, honour-related violence, violence in institutions and committed by professionals, human trafficking and so on. How can insights in etiology help us in preventing and stopping violent behaviour?