Pieter Leloup

Postdoctoral researcher

Senior researchers Crime & Society (CRiS) History Security & Policing
  • Current position Postdoctoral researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Criminology
    Faculty of Law and Criminology
    Building B – Room ...
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Pieter Leloup holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Ghent (UGent, 2009) and Criminological Sciences (Ugent, 2012). His Master’s thesis concerned the evolution of the private and commercial security industry in Belgium (1870–1934) from a historical–criminological perspective, and was awarded Best Master’s Thesis of the Year in the field of criminological research.

Currently, he is a member of the CRiS research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he is working on a PhD titled “The development of the private security industry in Belgium (1907-1990). A historical-criminological perspective on contemporary changes in security and crime control”. Changing patterns of crime and crime control, crime prevention and the public–private distribution of security and policing throughout history are among his main research interests.

Key publications

Leloup, Pieter (2015) The private security industry in Antwerp (1907-1934). A historical-criminological analysis of its modus operandi and growth, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés/Crime, History & Societies, 21(2).