Prof. S. Meijer (Sonja)

Professor - Criminal Law and Criminology

Prof. S. Meijer (Sonja)
Visiting address

Montessorilaan 10

Postal address

Postbus 9049

Working days Friday

Sonja Meijer has been appointed professor of Penitentiary Law at Radboud University as of 1 March 2020. She is also a university lecturer in Criminal Law and Procedure at the VU University Amsterdam. She studied criminal law and private law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2012 she received her doctorate from Tilburg University with a thesis entitled Public Prosecution Service and Enforcement, in which she examined, from a constitutional and criminal law perspective, the position of the Public Prosecution Service and the Ministry of Justice in the enforcement of criminal sanctions. In 2016, she was visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology, Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics, Cambridge University.

Sonja Meijer's expertise is in the field of penitentiary law, the law that relates to the imposition and enforcement of criminal sanctions and, in particular, the legal position of detainees. Her research also focuses on criminal procedural law, in particular on the position of the victim in the criminal process.

Sonja Meijer teaches at Radboud University in the master's course Criminal Law Advanced, section Penitentiary Law, as well as several lectures in penitentiary law in the bachelor course B2-2. She also gives courses on penitentiary law to members of the judiciary, lawyers and employees and members of the RSJ.



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