Wie goed doet, die goed ontmoet
Who does good will meet good
With the murder of Anne Faber in 2017, there was suddenly a lot of attention in the Netherlands for people with a tbs measure. A stormy discussion followed in which the danger that these people pose to society was widely discussed. This happened in a hard tone where often the consensus was that it is better to throw away the key than to risk recidivism from previous violent people.
My interest in this group of people as a result of the murder was initially the great anonymity of their existence and the high impenetrable walls and fences that apparently are necessary for our safety, with the question of what kind of building is actually needed for these ex-criminals. Are the arguments you hear on TV true and is it pointless to do it this way? Do they deserve it? Should it be different? Do the clinics work as they are currently designed?
Through research in books, visiting a number of clinics, and conversations with a former client, now policy advisor of a tbs clinic, I am convinced that tbs-ers do indeed have a place in society, but that there is still a lot to be gained before these people get a fair second chance. With my design for a clinic in the city, I show that tbs can also have a completely different appearance.
Graduation date: 8 November 2022
Graduation committee: Micha de Haas (mentor), Erik Wiersema, Laura van der Pol
Additional members for the exam: Winfried van Zeeland, Ricky Rijkenberg