Research Unit Social Analysis of Security

  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Interuniversity Research Group Social Security Analysis [SVA] is a collaboration between the criminologists Prof. Dr. Paul Ponsaers and Prof. Dr. Els Enhus. This research group is part of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology (Ghent University) and the Department of Criminology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). SVA focuses on criminological research on 'social security'. Socially, on the one hand, refers to the selection and settlement strategies used by the actors in the criminal justice system and in other areas involved in crime issues. The importance of both discourse and practice in these strategies is important in this regard. On the other hand, the experience, visions and experience of the citizens and users are addressed with regards to selection and handling. More generally, attention is paid to the redistribution issue of security in our society. The security problem is not the same for everyone; The unequal distribution of power, income, social and cultural capital undermines the guarantees of the rule of law on equal rights. Social inequality becomes, for example. reproduced within the sphere of security.


  • criminology


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