New website and repository

As of December 2020 this website has been completely renewed. There is a new look, a new format and all of the information is reviewed. The Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) also has a new repository, an external online library that contains all of the publications. Most of the  publications have an English summary. The WODC Repository also contains publications full text in English.

On this website you will find information in English about some of the research topics that the WODC is currently working on. Those topics include: Monitoring and Evaluation of Adolescent criminal law, the Recidivism Monitor, the Organized Crime Monitor and Forecasts of the Dutch Justice Chain. For publications on a specific topic, there is an All topics page that will forward you to topic pages with a specific selection of publications in the repository.

The WODC also publishes the journal 'Justitiële verkenningen'  (Dutch for 'judicial explorations'). The journal is only available in Dutch, but for almost each edition English summaries of the articles are made and can be found in the repository.

Search help and improving our website

The repository has some browse facilities to help you finding the right full text publications or summaries in English. For the time being it's only useful to browse on authors and series and using the search bar on top.  
If you see anything that can be improved, or if you don’t find the information you are looking for, please contact us at