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Laura Byn is a Researcher at the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University since October 2021. She graduated as a Master of Laws (2019) and a Master of Criminological Sciences summa cum laude (2021). During both educations she specialised in sexual violence and wrote a legal thesis on sexual consent and a criminological thesis on sexual harassment among Flemish youth. This last thesis was lauded as the best thesis in Criminology of that year. She is now working on publishing a book summarising all the revolutionary research on sexual offences. On the side, she works as a volunteer for Punt. Vzw, a counsel and information centre for victims of sexual violence

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  • Criminal law
  • Sexual violence
  • Criminal procedure law

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