Hjalmar J.C. van Marle, MD, PhD
Professor in Forensic Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Faculty of Law Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Hjalmar van Marle (1950), psychiatrist, is professor in forensic psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine as well as the faculty of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Furthermore, he is working as a forensic psychiatrist – psychotherapist at the forensic out-patient clinic “De Dok” in Rotterdam, and he has a permanent appointment as an expert witness at the Courts of Justice.Formerly he was working as a psychiatrist, chief of staff and medical superintendant, respectively, of the maximum security hospital Dr. S. van Mesdagkliniek in Groningen (1979/1982/1984 – 1990), and of the forensic observation centre the Pieter Baan Centrum in Utrecht (1990 – 1996).From 1996 till 2003 he was appointed as a psychiatric advisor of the Ministery of Justice, as well as of the Prof. W.P.J. Pompekliniek in Nijmegen.From 1991 till 2003 he was professor in forensic psychiatry at the University of Nijmegen.From 1992 till 2002 he was also working as a psychotherapist at the Dr. H. van der Hoeven tbs-hospital in Utrecht.From 2002 he is Chairman of the Research Program of the Forensic Psychiatric Centre of Expertise in Utrecht. He is chairman of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, member of the Curatorium of the Criminalistic Chair at Leiden University, and member of the editorial board of Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychologie, the International Journal of Forensic Health, and Psychiatrienet.nl.
Since 1979, professor van Marle publishes on the diagnostics and treatment in custody of mentally disordered (sexual) delinquents, on dealing with aggression during treatment, on the research of recidivism and the psychiatric risk factors, and on national as well as international policy in forensic psychiatry.In 1995 he finished his PhD-thesis at the University of Utrecht on the treatment organization of mentally disordered offenders in custody.Current fields of research are psychiatric determinants of violent behavior, persistent delinquency in adolescents, treatment effects, and the epidemiology of criminality in combination with mental health care.
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