As a criminologist you are fascinated by human behavior in conflict situations, not only of an individual, but also of a group or of society as a whole. You want to understand how transgressive behavior comes about, which factors influence this behavior and within which legal framework it can be placed.
The field of study of the criminological sciences is not limited to the perpetrators of criminal offences, but includes all facets that are involved in one way or another in delinquency or social deviance. This includes social responses to transgressive behaviour, the social origin of criminal laws, the functioning of the police, the public prosecutor's office, magistracy and administration, the fate of the victims of crime, the role of the (new social) media in the portrayal of crime. ..