Dr D.P. Schaap (Dorian)
Assistant professor - Public Administration
Member - Works Council
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
6500 HK NIJMEGEN
Dorian Schaap conducts research on policy, functioning, organization and legitimacy of actors in the domain of public safety. His Ph.D. dissertation, 'The police, the public, and the pursuit of trust', was an international comparative study of citizens' trust in the police and police trust-building strategies. Other research interests include rationalization and modernization, apparent in the tension between continuity and change in public safety actors. As such, he studied historical developments in the Dutch police system and conducted an international study on higher education for the police. More generally, he is interested in the relationship between citizens and the state, as well as in international comparative and mixed methods research.
- Schaap, D. (2020). Police trust-building strategies. A socio-institutional, comparative approach. Policing & Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2020.1726345
- Schaap, D. & Terpstra, J. (2020). Hoger onderwijs voor de politie. Een onderzoek in Noorwegen, Noordrijn-Westfalen en Finland [Higher education for the police. A study in Norway, North Rhine-Westphalia and Finland]. Den Haag: Nationale Politie.
- Schaap, D. (2018). The police, the public, and the pursuit of trust. A cross-national, dynamic study of trust in the police and police trust-building strategies. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing.
- Schaap, D. & Terpstra, J. (2018). Het turbulente politiebestel. Institutionele verandering en continuïteit (1989-2017) [The turbulent police system. Institutional change and continuity (1989-2017). Den Haag: Boom.
- Terpstra, J. & Schaap, D. (2013). Police culture, stress conditions and working styles. European Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 59-73.