Threats and intimidation faced by mayors in relation to the administrative approach

Threats and intimidation faced by mayors in relation to the administrative approach

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Summary

The purpose of this study is to provide an insight into the nature and extent of the threats and intimidation faced by mayors as well as into the number of police reports, prosecutions and convictions. The study also needs to provide an insight into the possible relationship between the extent in which mayors use the available instruments within the concept of ‘administrative approach’ and the occurrence of threats and intimidation aimed at them.
The following two questions are central in this study:

  1. What is the nature and extent of the number of threats and intimidation faced by mayors, how often do they press charges, how often are suspects arrested and how often are offenders prosecuted and convicted?
  2. To what extent, if any, is there a relationship between the administrative approach and the occurrence of threats and intimidation directed at mayors, broken down by the nature of the threat or intimidation and the type of perpetrator?

Publication data

Author(s):
Klein Kranenburg, L., Doeschot, F. ten, Bouwmeester, J., Andringa, W.
Organization(s):
I&O Research , WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
I&O Research
Year of publication:
2020

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