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Jill Coster van Voorhout (Mar 2021 - Dec 2022)

Assistant Professor in (Inter- and Trans)national Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam

Current research

In collaboration with the ABN AMRO bank and the Dutch Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment, Jill has developed financial investigative methods that aim to detect potential victims of human trafficking for labor exploitation in bank data. Furthermore, the search strategy tries to follow the money, ultimately seeking to explore underlying structures, networks, and interactions of this money-driven crime. Recently, the project has been awarded the Computable Award for “ICT-project of the year in business” (2019) and the Amsterdam Science Innovation Award (2019). 

IAS fellowship

How to detect human trafficking, money laundering and corruption in bank data?

In collaboration with other IAS-affiliated researchers and her larger COMCRIM research consortium, which consists of 5 researchers, 4 banks and 9 public agencies, she will take a deep dive into new ways to tackle organised crime, focusing on both the national and international level. At IAS, Jill will expand her research methods with computational modeling and network analysis.

Podcast on Forensic Finance

In the first episode of the podcast series on Forensic Finance by The Next Web, Jill Coster van Voorhout, together with her project partner Raila Abas (ABN AMRO) speak in detail about their project to detect human trafficking activities in bank data.