From Criminals to Terrorism and Back? Quarterly Report 2018 Netherlands


This is the third of a series of 10 national chapters introducing findings of study of 2015 terrorism arrestees, as part of From Criminals to Terrorists and Back? project. Authors of the report are Bart Schuurman and Jessica Sciarone, both affiliated with the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at the Leiden University.

While findings are preliminary, researchers have, so far, not found substantial evidence of a crime-terror nexus. The ongoing data collection and analysis efforts will allow to refine this conclusion and acquire more detail on the nature of potential criminal antecedents of the 20 individuals arrested for terrorist offences in 2015.