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IJJO Interviews- Tribute. Prof. Dr. Josine Junger-Tas. Department of Criminology. University of Lausanne, University of Utrecht. Netherlands

Tuesday 12th of July 2011 | National, Netherlands

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory pays tribute to Prof. Dr. Josine Junger-Tas who passed away at age of 81. She actively participated as a collaborator and as an expert reference in the field of criminology in Europe and beyond.

Biography: Prof. Dr. Josine Junger-Tas graduated with a bachelor degree in Social Science from the University Libre of Brussels, obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen, and received a honoris causa doctorate from the Université of Lausanne in 2000. She was formerly the director of the “Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice”in the Netherlands (WODC). For many years, she chaired a selected committee of experts on Juvenile Delinquency at the council of Europe, and at many other international institutions. In 1989, she received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology for her "International contributions to Criminology." She published many books, articles and research reports which mainly related to “juvenile delinquency”, “the treatment of young delinquents” and “youth criminal law”. She was a visiting professor in Criminology at the University of Lausanne and a research fellow at the E.M. Meijersinstitute in Leiden.



Miklós Lévay. Message from The President

Josine Junger-Tas and the European Society of Criminology

  "This is an unusual message from the president. It is also unusual for the history of the European Society of Criminology not to have Professor Josine Junger- Tas among its members. Prior to her recent passing, she was a defining personality in the Society. I cannot imagine a more important subject for my presidential message than discussing her legacy."  

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InekeHaen Marshall

In Memoriam Prof. Dr. Josine Junger-Tas

  "The “grande dame” of youth criminology in Europe is no more. Josine Junger-Tas passed away at age 81. True to her character, until the very end, she remained keenly interested in the world around her. Josine was a passionate, prolific and creative scholar who has inspired many criminologists, in Europe and beyond. Her contributions, too numerous to be summarized easily, have been recognized by the American Society of Criminology Sellin-Glueck award (1989), the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology Distinguished International Scholar Award (2007), and – last but not least – the ESC European Criminology Award (2009)."  

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