Short bio

My name is Jonas Maas. Since june 2021, I hold a master’s degree in criminological sciences, obtained at Ghent University. I have strong scientific interests in policing and security, radicalization, right-wing extremism and terrorism. Currently I am a PhD researcher at Ghent University within the IRCP, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Marc Cools and Dr. Pieter Leloup. My PhD research concerns a historical-criminological research on private investigations.

Work details

  • EMAIL:
  • TELEPHONE: +32 9 264 69 58 
  • TELEPHONE SECRETARIAT: + 32 9 264 69 30
  • ADDRESS: Universiteitstraat 4, Ghent, Belgium

Selected societal impact activities

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  • Private security
  • Radicalisation
  • Far-right extremism

Selected projects

External expert in a project concerning a merger of police zones