Annalena Wolcke

Annalena Wolcke
Research Assistant


M.Sc. in criminology and criminal justice, Oxford University; B.A. in comparative literature, Princeton University


Annalena Wolcke (she/her) is a research assistant at RAND Europe working in the area of home affairs and social policy. Based in the Cambridge office, she engages mainly in criminal justice related research. Her research interests include justice, migration, and race. She has a background in qualitative methods, including literature reviews, interviewing, and cross-national comparison.

Her previous work experience includes as a research and reporting intern with Solitary Watch; a criminal justice and immigration reform intern with; an undergraduate student tutor coordinator with the Prison Teaching Initiative; and European Voluntary Service in Bulgaria. Wolcke is a native German speaker.

Before joining RAND, Wolcke completed an M.Sc. in criminology and criminal justice at Oxford University, focusing on issues of ethnicity-specific data collection in the German criminal justice system. She also holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University and has extensive experience as a research assistant in the fields of sociology, law, and criminal justice.


German; English; Basic Italian


  • Report

    International approaches to police performance measurement

    This study is an international review of approaches to police performance measurement which examines how police performance is measured in a selection of countries and assesses how police performance measurement in the Netherlands could be improved. 

    Nov 21, 2023