My name is Miriam Oostinga and I was born in Apeldoorn in 1991. Originally I am a Criminologist, but since I acquired my Master Investigative Psychology and my Doctorate in Social Psychology I have a wider psychological background. Since 2018, I am a scientific collaborator at the Ministry of Justice and Security (directorate-general Police & Safety regions) in The Hague. To discover some more about my professional background, please visit: Curriculum Vitae.
I have a broad interest in crime in general and psychology-related research in particular. I like to uncover the unknown. I explored the control methods used to dominate victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Studied the cultural dimension uncertainty avoidance in crisis negotiation and assessed communication error management in suspect interviews and crisis negotiations. To explore the work that I have published and/or presented, please visit: Publications and Media.
Over the past few years I have realized that the bridge between policy, science and practice is so very important to make. When performing my studies and presenting my work, I always keep that in mind. To get inspired by some examples and experiences, please visit: Mission.