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Margo De Koster

Professor, Criminology
+32 2 629 13 89



Margo De Koster She is assistant professor in Historical criminology at the VU Amsterdam and at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. She is also vice-coordinator of the Belgian interuniversity research network “Justice & Populations, 1795-2015” (
She worked from 1998 to 2006 at the Department of History (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) as a researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific research, and obtained her PhD in History on girl delinquency in the interwar period, in 2003. Her expertise is in the following fields: History of crime and criminal justice, 19th-20th centuries; Juvenile delinquency and youth justice; Police systems and practices; Urban crime and social control; History of criminology.

Current teaching:
Historical Criminology

Previous education:
Bachelor in Sociology; Master in History; Doctor in History


Room 4B316
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels