Engagements

Expert Witness

I am available as member for investigation commissions or as an expert in the field of satanic ritual abuse, cults and sects, recovered memories et cetera. Furthermore, I can be engaged as an expert witness in criminal cases and in other legal disputes about the above-mentioned topics.


Lectures

Tjalling Beetstra (2003) I am also available for criminological lectures at conferences, churches, schools, universities et cetera. The topics of my lectures will be agreed upon beforehand and may contain among other things:

  • - the social construction of satanic ritual abuse
  • - satanism in the United States and the Netherlands
  • - cults and sects in the United States and the Netherlands
  • - cults and sects related topics, such as brainwashing, deprogramming and exit counseling
  • - mass hysteria, mediahype or moral panic around one or more specific moral issues or around certain (criminal) cases
  • - social consequences of the adversarial type of proceeding of the United States and the moderate inquisitorial type of proceeding of the Netherlands
  • - truths and lies in the incest affair of Epe
  • - the Dutroux affair and the X-witnesses
  • - recovered memories and the role of psychotherapy
  • - organized crime in the Netherlands
  • - pedophilia
  • - pornography and child pornography
  • - prostitution and women trafficking
  • - sexual abuse

Furthermore, I am available to act as panel member at meetings about one or more of the above-mentioned topics.


Media

It goes without saying that I am always prepared to elucidate the results of my research into the social construction of satanic ritual abuse and to interpret recent developments with regard to one or more of the following topics:

  • - satanism
  • - ritual murder
  • - cults and sects in the United States and the Netherlands
  • - brainwashing, deprogramming and exit counseling
  • - mass hysteria, mediahype or moral panic around one or more specific moral issues or around certain (criminal) cases
  • - large-scale vice cases, such as the affair around the McMartin Pre-School, the Dutroux affair and the incest affair in Epe
  • - recovered memories
  • - moral issues, such as child pornography, pedophilia, prostitution, women trafficking and sexual abuse

Any travelling expenses and renumeration for my engagement will be pre-negotiated.