Ieke de Vries received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University. Her research interests include human trafficking, digital opportunities for crime, victimization, place and networks. Dr. de Vries specializes in how new forms of data and computational social science methods help with understanding these types of crime and deviancy problems. She combines qualitative, quantitative, and computational techniques to analyze the mechanisms that drive human trafficking and related crime problems. Her published work has appeared in journals such as Criminology & Public Policy, British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Psychology of Violence, Child Maltreatment, and Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. In 2019, de Vries was awarded the College of Social Science and Humanities Teaching Award at Northeastern University and in 2018 she received the Graduate Research Fellowship of the National Institute of Justice.
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