Nicolien Kop is a psychologist and lecturer Crime Prevention and Criminal Science at the Police Academy in Apeldoorn. Since the early nineties she has been conducting a broad field study into and to the police, specifically into the investigation in the past fourteen years. She regularly publishes articles, books and reports on the subject. Previously she worked as a researcher at Utrecht University and the Institute of International Relations Clingendael. In 2012, she presented her public lecture: From detection to crime control.
Furthermore Nicolien is involved as co-promotor in various PhD programs inplemented at the police department in tackling debilitating crime, vulnerable suspects, mental toughness within investigation and use of business models in investigation. Over the past four years she has participated in the Dutch Research Program on Safety and Security of Online Banking, a collaboration between the Dutch banks, the Program tackling Cybercrime of the Dutch police and knowledge institutions NHL, Police Academy and OU. Within the Police Academy she is responsible for the research lines 'subversion' and 'technology in the investigation'.