Penal ;policy in Flanders 1796 - 1940 : a sociological, criminological and historical approach.

Project Details


This project concerns a long-term investigation of the penal policy and practice in Flanders (Belgium) from the end of the 18th C until the end of WOII. The research relies on a serial sample survey of the penitentiary archives for that same period. Three main questions lead this research : (1) which ideas are developed and underpin the penal punishment of criminals during this period. (2) who is the prisoner from a criminological point of view. (3) and who is he or she punished?
Effective start/end date1/01/9931/12/01

Flemish discipline codes

  • History and archaeology
  • Law and legal studies


  • criminology