Britte van Tiem

Britte van Tiem

SSRC Criminal Justice Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow

SSRC/Arnold-Ventures

About Me

I am a criminologist working mostly on prisons, with a focus on how prison conditions and policies affect in-prison and post-release outcomes. I am currently working on projects related to prison climate, and the impact of prison-based programming on post-release employment. I am also interested in the overlap between systems of crime and immigration control, and have published on the impact of a local-federal immigration enforcement partnership on police behavior.

Starting in September 2024, I will be a SSRC Criminal Justice Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow. I received my Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2024. I am currently a member of the Scandinavian Prison Project’s Research Team. I previously managed a large scale peer support program in prisons in the UK and Ireland. I also served as an independent monitor of two immigration removal centers.

A copy of my CV can be viewed here .

Interests
  • Corrections
  • Immigration
  • Detention Monitoring & Oversight
  • Causal Inference
  • Survey Methods
Education
  • PhD in Criminology, 2024

    University of Pennsylvania

  • MA in Statistics, 2023

    University of Pennsylvania

  • MPhil Social Anthropology, 2013

    University of Cambridge

  • BA in Liberal Arts & Science, 2011

    University College Utrecht

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