Marieke Liem

Marieke Liem


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Marieke Liem is the chair of the Violence Research Initiative at Leiden University. She is a Marie Curie fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. A graduate of Cambridge University in the U.K., Liem completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology from Utrecht University.

She conducts research on homicide in various countries, and chairs the European Homicide Research Group. She has widely published on interpersonal violence, with specific (international) research projects on the effects of confinement on violent offenders, homicide followed by suicide, difficult-to-measure-homicide, and domestic homicide.