Christianne de Poot (1966) is a linguïst and psychologist. She graduated with honors from the University of Nijmegen in 1990 and received her doctorate in 1996 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on a study on leading questions in interrogation situations. Her dissertation was awarded the ASPO-dissertation award.
Since then she has been carrying out and guiding empirical and experimental research in investigation processes, methods of detection and crime phenomena such a organized crime, cyber-crime and jihadist terrorism. Christianne specializes in conducting empirical and experimental social research, and in conducting language and text analysis.
After graduating, Christianne worked successively at the University of Nijmegen, the Max Planck Institut fur Psycholinquistik, the Free University of Amsterdam, Dutch Study Centre of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC). Currently, she is lecturer of Criminology at the VU University Amsterdam, lector Forensic Research at the University of Amsterdam and the Police Academy and senior researcher at the WODC.