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Cécile Mathys



As a Ph.D. in Psychology, Prof. Mathys teaches specific content related to delinquency and risk behaviors in adolescence, research methods, and psycho-criminological interventions.

In partnership with four other French-speaking Belgian universities, Cécile also coordinates a new master about interdisciplinary approaches to children's rights in partnerships.

The main topics Cécile investigated mainly focus on juvenile delinquency and especially the influence of social climate in intervention contexts and its linkage with treatment motivation. Besides, Prof. Mathys also operates as an expert for the French General Administration related to youth services. Cécile is involved in multiple partnerships with local teams regarding delinquent youths’ interventions based on a building strengths approach.

Vanessa Franssen


At ULiège, Prof. Franssen teaches several courses in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure in the bachelor and the master of Laws and Criminology. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Research Council Humanities & Social Sciences of ULiège, in which role Vanessa has reviewed numerous research projects involving various disciplines.


Prof. Franssen is specialised in cybercrime, EU criminal law, economic and financial criminal law, national and comparative criminal law, and criminal procedure. Vanessa has specific experience in comparative and interdisciplinary research (criminology, IT law, data protection law, law, and economics, as well as EU competition law).


Vanessa is particularly interested in the impact of new technologies (including artificial intelligence) on criminal law and criminal procedure. Another prong of her research focuses on the interplay between criminal and quasi-criminal enforcement questioning, among other things, the objectives and effectiveness of different enforcement mechanisms.


Vanessa is leading and participating in several national and international research projects (eg with the University of Utrecht, of Paris-Nanterre, and of Macao).


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Océane Gangi




Océane graduated as a criminologist at ULiège in June 2021. Besides operating as a researcher in the @ntidote project, Océane currently participates in the SéOS- project, carried out by UPPL (a Forensic Psychopathology Unit) which focuses on sexual deviance. Océane's main fields of research are sexual delinquency and child pornography. Océane has a profound interest in cyberviolence. 

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