Sofie De Kimpe is a fulltime professor at the Department of Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her main research interests focus on the police, police education, police organization, police practices (ex.FWO research: Stop & search, police interrogation of young offenders) and police policy (ex. Belspo: The impact of policing terrorism policy on polarisation in society).
Besides her scientific activities at the University she’s also a member of different editorial boards: the Board of the Flemish Centre of Police Studies (CPS) and the editorial board of the CPS-Cahiers (http://www.politiestudies.be/).
She is a founder and current member of the Steering Group of the ESC Working Group on Policing (http://www.esc-eurocrim.org/workgroups.shtml#Policing).
Finally, she is also currently the Chair of the Education Board of the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Profiel Politie en Veiligheid (Profile Policing and Security)
Politionele Organisatie en Beleid (Police Organisation and Policy)
Methoden van Criminologisch Onderzoek II: onderzoeksdesign en dataverzamelingsmethoden (Methods of Criminological research II: research design and methods)
Management en beleid van de strafrechtelijke keten (Management and Policy within the Penal Law System)
Master in Sociology; Master in Political Science (Public Administration Science); Doctor in Criminology