PhD's Paul Ponsaers

PhD diploma obtained

April 1998 : Member of the jury of Ronnie Lippens, “Grenze/n/loze kriminologie - Spreken, subjektiviteit, radikale demokratie en de hypermoderne evaporatie van de kritische kriminologie” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Hebberecht.

March 1999 : Member of the jury of Els Enhus, “Tussen hamer en aambeeld – Het Belgisch centraal politiebeleid: een analyse van het vertoog in de periode 1980-1997” (VUB, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. Ch. Eliaerts.

March 2000 : Member of the jury of Marleen Easton, “De demilitarisering van de Belgische rijkswacht tussen 1940 en 1998 - Een positionering op het continuüm van een militaire tot een civiele politieorganisatie” (VUB, PhD in Political Sciences) - Tutor Prof. dr. Ch. De Schouwer .

April 2002 : Member of the jury of Geertrui Cazaux , "Anthropocentrism and speciecism regarding other than human animals in contemporary criminology. Analysing the concept “animal abuse” in criminological science and in Belgian legislation regarding the protection and welfare of animals" (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. K. Raes .

September 2003:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Gudrun Vande Walle, “(in) Formele conflictbeslechting tussen private onderneming en het slachtoffer van ondernemingscriminaliteit” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers.

July 2005 : Member of the jury and guidance committee of Michaël Dantinne , “Approche criminologique du blanchiment de capitaux via opérations sur valeurs mobilières et produits dérivés” (Ulg, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. Dr. G. Kellens.

August 2005:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Sofie De Kimpe, “De zonechef van de nieuwe lokale politie.  Een studie naar hun visie en functioneren” (UGent, PhD in Criminology)- Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers.

September 2006 : Member of the jury of Eric Bervoets , “Tussen respect en doorpakken – Een onderzoek naar de politiële aanpak van Marokkaanse jongeren in Gouda, Utrecht en Amsterdam” (Universiteit Twente, Nl.) – Tutor Prof. dr. K. Van de Vijver.

November 2006:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Lieven Pauwels, “Buurtinvloeden en jeugddelinquentie, een toets van de sociale desorganisatietheorie” (UGent, PhD in Criminology)- Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers.

August 2008: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Tinneke Degraeuwe , "Burgerinitiatieven inzake onveiligheid en criminaliteit" (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Hebberecht.

November 2008: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Joseph Mulamba Tshondo , “Limites des approches de récupération et de réinsertion sociale des enfants de rue à Kinshasa - Plaidoyer pour une contextualisation de stratégies de réintégration durable” (Université de Kinshasa, PhD in Antropology) – Tutor Prof. dr. S. Shomba Kinyamba (UNIKIN), Co- Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent)

March 2009: Member of the jury of Joery Matthys , "Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies: a Comparative and Economical Analysis” (Dottorato di Ricerca in Analisi Comparata dell’Economia, del Diritto e delle Istituzioni [IEL] – Comparative Analysis in Institutions, Economics and Law [IEL] – Ciclo XX) – Tutor Prof. dr. M. Cools, Co- Tutor Prof. dr. Gianmaria Ajani and Prof. dr. Giovanni Ramello.

November 2009:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Antoinette Verhage , “The anti money laundering complex and its interactions with the compliance industry. An empirical research into private actors in the battle against money laundering” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers.

November 2010:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Wim Hardyns , “Social Cohesion and Crime. A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy, Victimization and Fear of Crime” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers, Co- Tutor Prof. dr. L. Pauwels (UGent).

December 2010:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Tom Van den Broeck , “Formalisering / informalisering van sociale controleprocessen. 20 jaar politie en veiligheidsbeleid in perspectief” (UGent, PhD in Criminology), Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. T. Vander Beken (UGent).

February 2011: President of the jury of Valentina Tenti , "Ethnic patterns in organized crime. A study on the structure of crime and ethnic features in the drug market in Italy” (Universit’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milano – International Ph.D. in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. Calderoni (Universita Cattolica, Milan), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. Carlo Morselli (Univ. of Montreal, Canada).

February 2011: President of the jury of Romolo Capuano , "Immigrants as victims of ordinary crime in Caserta and Naples : An exploratory study” (Universit’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milano – International Ph.D. in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. Caneppele (Universita Cattolica, Milan).

February 2011: President of the jury of Irene Pavesi , "Patterns and determinants of repeated bank robbery in Italy” (Universit’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milano – International Ph.D. in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. Calderoni (Universita Cattolica, Milan).

February 2011: President of the jury of Ester Massa , "Stigmatization and deviance: the case of second generation students in the schools of Emilia-Romagna”(Universit’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milano – International Ph.D. in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. Martin Killias (University of Lausanne).

Maart 2011 : Member of the jury of Jeske Nederstigt , “Gelegenheid alléén maakt nog geen dief – Theoretische, methodologische en operationele suggesties voor een integrale benadering van winkeldiefstal” (Universiteit Tilburg, Nl.) – Tutor Prof. dr. T. Poiesz, Co-Tutor Prof. dr. S. Bogaerts (KULeuven).

May 2011: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Noël Klima , “Assessing vulnerabilities to crime in economic activity – An exploration and conceptualisation” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. T. Vander Beken, Co-Tutor Nicholas Dorn.

May 2011:Member of the jury and guidance committee of Lotte Smets, “Police and Personality. A quantitative study on investigative interviewing competences and management” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. F. Defruyt (UGent).

June 2011: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Evelien Van Den Herrewegen, “(On)veiligheidsbeleving en de rol van buurtgesitueerde instituties” (UGent , PhD in Criminology ) – Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent).

October 2011: Member of the jury of Vincent Francis , “Caméras et sécurisation des espaces de la Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges : une mise à l'épreuve des hypothèses relatives aux transformations de l'art de conduire les conduites dans les sociétés libérales avancées” (UCL, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. F. Brion UCL.  

January 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Isabel Verwee, “De politierol bekeken door de bril van de burger – Een caleidoscoop van verwachtingen en betekenissen” (VUB , PhD in Criminology ) – Tutor Prof. dr. E. Enhus, Co-Tutor Prof. dr. M. Easton.

February 2012: Member of the jury of Matthew Bacon , “Dealing with Drugs: A study of Drug Law Enforcement, Drug Detectives and Proactive Investigation” (Sheffield University, UK, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. J. Shapland, Co-Tutor Prof. dr. L. Skinns; Viva Prof. dr. Robert Reiner (LSE), Prof. dr. Paul Ponsaers (Ghent University).

March 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Valerie Smet, “Sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek en beleid. Een analyse van de interactie, kennisgebruik en doorwerking in België en Vlaanderen” (UGent, PhD in Social Sciences) – Tutor Prof. dr. C. Devos (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent)

May 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Gerwinde Vynckier, “Ervaring, beleving en coping van mid-adolescente slachtoffers van vermogens- en geweldsdelicten” (UGent, PhD in Criminology ) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent).

May 2012: Member of the jury of Alexandra De Moor , “Europol, quo vadis? Kritische analyse en evaluatie van de ontwikkeling van de Europese politiedienst” (UGent, PhD in Law) – Tutor Prof. dr. G. Vermeulen (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. B. De Ruyver (UGent).

June 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Harald Haelterman , “Situational Crime Prevention in the International Supply Chain – The cost of alternative measures” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. T. Vander Beken.

September 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Fien Gilleir, "De discretionaire ruimte bij uitvoerende politieambtenaren. Gevalstudie van het beslissingsproces over vrijheidsberoving" (UGent, PhD in Criminology ) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. M. Easton (Hogent).

December 2012: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Lieselot Bisschop , “Governance of transnational environmental crime: Case study on the illegal trade in e-waste and tropical timber” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent), Co-Tutor dr. G. Vande Walle (Hogent).

March 2013: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Jelle Janssens, “Policing Kosovo – Bottom-up or top-down? Dilemmas of policing in transitional societies” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) - Tutor Prof. dr. T. Vander Beken.

December 2013: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Wah Kouadio, “La corruption et la fraude dans le secteur de l’agro-industrie en Côte d’Ivoire” (Joint PhD in Criminology Université Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; UGent, Belgique) – Tutor Prof. dr. A. Sissoko, Co-Tutor Prof. dr. K. Opadou (Abidjan); Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. M. Cools.

June 2014: Member of the jury and guidance committee of Arne Dormaels, “Perceptions of Corruption in Flanders: Surveying Citizens and Police. A study on the Influence of Occupational Differential Association on Perceptions of Corruption” (UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. B. De Ruyver (UGent), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. M. Easton (UGent).

October 2014: Member of the jury of Ruth Prins, “Safety first. How local processes of securitization have affected the position and role of Dutch mayors (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Nl., PhD in Public Management) – Tutors Prof. dr. V. Bekkers and dr. L. Cachet (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam).

December 2014: Member of the guidance committee of Dominique Boels, “Governing the political informal economy: case study in three informal markets”(UGent, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. L. Pauwels (UGent), Co-Tutor dr. A. Verhage (UGent).    

May 2015: Member of the jury of Renze Salet (Radboud Univ Nijmegen), “Opsporing, tegenspraak en veranderende frames, Een onderzoek naar tegenspraak in grootschalige rechercheonderzoeken” (Radboud Nijmegen, Law) – Tutors Prof. dr. Jan Terpstra (Radboud Nijmegen), Prof. dr. Leny de Groot (Radboud Nijmegen).

September 2015: Member of the jury of Wouter Landman, “Blauwe patronen - Betekenisgeving in Politiewerk (VU Amsterdam, Sociale Wetenschappen) – Tutors prof. dr. Hans Boutellier (VU Amsterdam), Prof. dr. K. Van der Vijver.

In preparation

Member of guidance committee of Dirk Gillis , Controle, aansprakelijkheid en handhaving in het kader van grensoverschrijdende sociale fraude” (UGent, PhD in Law) - Tutor Prof. dr. Y. Joorens (UGent).    

Member of the guidance committee of Rachid Kerkab , “X marks the spot? Theorie en praktijk van geografische daderprofilering in België” (VUB, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. Dr. E. Enhus (VUB).

Member of the guidance committee of Line Witvrouw , Organisation d’activités illicites au sein de groupes de jeunes : entre opportunité et profession – Analyse d’alliances déviantes considérant les rôles et la place accordés à ces activités (ULg, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor Prof. dr. A. Lemaître (ULg), Co-Tutor Prof. dr. Michel Born (ULg).        

Member of the guidance committee of Shir Nabi , The life course of immigrant business: an empirical research on the development of the immigrant businesses and regulatory agencies in this course (2013-2015)” (Erasmus Rotterdam, PhD in Criminology) – Tutor prof. dr. H. Van den Bunt.

Member of the guidance committee of Maarten Hendriks , “ The Vigilants of Goma. Urban Youth, Violence, Public Order & The Conflict in East D. R. Congo” (UGent, PhD in Political Sciences) – Tutor prof. dr. K. Vlassenroot, Co-Tutor Prof. dr. P. Ponsaers .

Member of the reading committee of Edwin Kruisbergen, Undercovermethoden en de financiële aanpak van georganiseerde criminaliteit (VU Amsterdam, PhD in Criminology) - Tutors prof. dr. Matthias Borgers & Prof. dr. Edward Kleemans.