Execution of penalisation in Flanders 1796-1940: a sociological, criminological and historical approach.

Project Details


The historical-criminological research in our surrounding countries has known a bloom over the last several years. Within this research area, the 19th and 20th century are occupying a more important place. The criminal policy in Belgium (prosecution, execution) is still in its early stadium. There is even nothing known about the social and criminological profile of the (19th century-) convict. The time is ripe when the archieves of the penitentary institutions and foster homes for special youth education on a systematical maner are being transferred , to (in the name of historical criminological research) make these sources accessible and to involve in an investigation of ciminal proceedings.
Effective start/end date1/01/9831/12/01


  • penology
  • social history
  • criminology

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • History and archaeology
  • Law and legal studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology


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