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Joyce Kerstens

Joyce Kerstens (1965, the Netherlands) studied Social Sciences and graduated in 1995. After her graduation she worked as a researcher/consultant at B&A in The Hague and at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2005, Joyce Kerstens is a senior researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group (NHL University and Police Academy). Her research activities focus on policy and evaluation research in the field of safety and security. She conducted research on the effects of CCTV on public safety. She also studied the technological and juridical implications of governmental filtering of websites with child pornographic content. Currently, she is a PhD-candidate and project manager of a national four-year research project on Youth and Cybersafety. The purpose of this research is to identify various risk factors related to cyber bullying, online sexual activities and online financial crime.