Evelien Hoeben

Adolescent Delinquency and Substance Use, Peer Influence, Group Processes, Time Use, Situational Explanations for Behavior

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Evelien Hoeben
Assistant Professor

School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminal Justice

Draper 209A



Evelien joined the faculty at the School of Criminal Justice in the fall of 2017. She received her PhD in criminology in 2016 from the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Sociology department of the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD was awarded a ‘cum laude’ distinction, which is reserved for the top five percent of the Dutch PhD’s.


Ph.D. (2016) Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement and VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Criminology

Research Interests

Her research focuses on situational aspects of adolescent delinquency and substance use, thus on the particular circumstances under which such behavior takes place. She is specifically interested in small group dynamics and peer influence processes. Amongst other things, she tries to specify what adolescents actually do or say to pressure each other into risky behaviors.