Margo De Koster

Margo De Koster is part-time professor at the Criminology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, lecturer in Historical criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and vice-coordinator of the Belgian research network “Justice & Populations: The Belgian Experience in International Perspective, 1795-2015” (IAP P7/22, Belgian Science Policy Office, 2012-2017, coord. Prof. Xavier Rousseaux, UCL). She studied history and sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she worked from 1998 to 2006 at the History Department as a researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific research, and obtained her PhD on girl delinquency in the interwar period, in 2003. She conducts historical-criminological research on juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, girls and women in criminal justice, urban policing, and transgressive uses of urban public space.

 

Core Publications

  • Marian H. A. C. Weevers, Margo De Koster & Catrien C. J. H. Bijleveld, ‘Swept up from the Streets or Nowhere Else to Go? The Journeys of Dutch Female Beggars and Vagrants to the Oegstgeest State Labor Institution in the Late Nineteenth Century’, Journal of Social History, 46 (2012), 2, 416-429.
  • Margo De Koster & Veerle Massin, ‘Delinquente en problematische meisjes in de molen van de jeugdbescherming, 1912-1965’, Panopticon: Tijdschrift voor strafrecht, criminologie en forensisch welzijnswerk, 33 (2012), 5, 437-453.
  • Margo De Koster & Herbert Reinke, ‘Geheimen van jongeren. De Antwerpse jeugd en haar nachtleven in de vroege twintigste eeuw’, Tijdschrift over cultuur & criminaliteit, 2 (2012), 32-46.

 

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