Ko Hummelen, hoogleraar forensische psychiatrie

Ko Hummelen 
Professor J.W. (Ko) Hummelen has been an Endowed Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Groningen since August 2009. His research predominantly covers the treatment of impulse-control disorders. He also works as a psychiatrist at the ‘De Boog’ Forensic Psychiatric Unit (part of GGNet) in Warnsveld.

Why do you support this study?
Being attacked by a patient as a care provider is a traumatic experience. Clarity as to what can be expected in terms of criminal prosecution is a factor that helps people to deal with such serious events. Research into the criteria used by the judicial system as regards a punitive reaction will be highly useful. Currently, these criteria are unclear.