Prof. Dr. Dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder

Director

Curriculum Vitae

Pro­fes­sio­nal Ap­point­ments:

2019-pre­sent: Di­rec­tor, Max Planck In­sti­tu­te for the Stu­dy of Cri­me, Se­cu­ri­ty and Law, Frei­burg, Ger­ma­ny
2020-pre­sent: Full Pro­fes­sor, In­sti­tu­te of Edu­ca­ti­on and Child Stu­dies, Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty, The Net­her­lands

Pro­fes­sio­nal Af­fi­lia­ti­ons:

2018-2019: Net­her­lands In­sti­tu­te for the Stu­dy of Cri­me and Law En­for­ce­ment (NS­CR), Re­se­arch Fel­low
2017-pre­sent: Uni­ver­si­ty of Zu­rich, Ja­cobs Cen­ter for Pro­duc­ti­ve Youth De­ve­lop­ment, Re­se­arch Col­la­bo­ra­tor
2016-pre­sent: Uni­ver­si­ty of Ports­mouth, Ex­ter­nal Re­se­arch As­so­cia­te Youth De­ve­lop­ment, Vi­si­ting Re­se­arch Fel­low

Edu­ca­ti­on:

2012: PhD. Psy­cho­lo­gy, VU Uni­ver­si­ty Ams­ter­dam
2009: Ph.D. Law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam
2002: M.A. Law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam
1999: M.A. Psy­cho­lo­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam

Pro­fes­sio­nal Ex­pe­ri­ence:

2018-2019: Full Pro­fes­sor, Dept. of Psy­cho­lo­gy of Con­flict, Risk & Sa­fe­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Twen­te, The Net­her­lands
2013-2017: Se­ni­or Re­se­ar­cher, Net­her­lands In­sti­tu­te for the Stu­dy of Cri­me and Law En­for­ce­ment (NS­CR), Amsterdam
2010-2013: Re­se­arch Fel­low, Net­her­lands In­sti­tu­te for the Stu­dy of Cri­me and Law En­for­ce­ment (NS­CR), Amsterdam


Projects

Why are some people more likely to commit crime than others? Answers to this question, which is at the heart of criminology, can be grouped into two broad views. On the one hand, dispositional perspectives argue that stable factors within the individual, such as lack of self-control, lie at the roots of criminal conduct. Sociogenic perspec­tives… more

The 360º Virtual Scenario research program aims to remedy some of the defects of the traditional scenario (or “vignette”) method by employing immersive 360º video. This virtual reality (VR) method is based on the assumption that the commonly used written scenarios are unlikely to capture the more visceral and emotional aspects involved in… more

The Virtual Burglary Project uses virtual reality (VR) versions of residential neighborhoods to study the behavior of burglars. Convicted burglars are invited to explore a neighborhood, select a target to burglarize, and commit a bur­glary in VR and to go about it just as they would in the real world. The VR system tracks all their behavior in real… more

Publications

Journal Article (41)

2020
Journal Article
Donker, T., Van Klaveren, C., Cornelisz, I., Kok, R. N., & Van Gelder, J.-L. (2020). Analysis of Usage Data from a Self-Guided App-Based Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Acrophobia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(6). doi:10.3390/jcm9061614
Journal Article
Meenaghan, A., Nee, C., Van Gelder, J.-L., Vernham, Z., & Otte, M. (2020). Expertise, Emotion and Specialization in the Development of Persistent Burglary. The British Journal of Criminology, 60(3), 742–761. doi:10.1093/bjc/azz078
Journal Article
Van Sintemaartensdijk, I., Van Gelder, J.-L., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Nee, C., Otte, M., & Van Lange, P. (2020). Mere presence of informal guardians deters burglars: a virtual reality study. Journal of Experimental Criminology. doi:10.1007/s11292-020-09430-1
Journal Article
Van Gelder, J.-L., Averdjk, M., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2020). Sanctions, short‐term mindsets, and delinquency: Reverse causality in a sample of high school youth. Legal and Criminological Psychology. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12170
Journal Article
Cornet, L. J. M., & Van Gelder, J.-L. (2020). Virtual reality: a use case for criminal justice practice. Psychology, Crime & Law. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2019.1708357
Journal Article
Cornet, L. J. M., & Van Gelder, J.-L. (2020). Virtual Reality: Een veelbelovende tool voor risicotaxatie, gedragsinterventie en re-integratie. Sancties: Tijdschrift over straffen en maatregelen in het strafrecht, (4), 261–267. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0006-E3F7-3
2019
Journal Article
Donker, T., Cornelisz, I., Van Klaveren, C., Van Straten, A., Carlbring, P., Cuijpers, P., & Van Gelder, J.-L. (2019). Effectiveness of Self-guided App-Based Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Acrophobia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 76(7), 682–690. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0219
Journal Article
Nee, C., Van Gelder, J.-L., Otte, M., Vernham, Z., & Meenaghan, A. (2019). Learning on the job: Studying expertise in residential burglars using virtual environments. Criminology. doi:10.1111/1745-9125.12210
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Van Gelder, J.-L. (2019). Criminologie in de jaren twintig van de 21e eeuw: Technologie van en het zoeken naar oorzaken van crimineel gedrag. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 61(4), 349–358. doi:10.5553/TvC/0165182X2019061004004
Journal Article
Van Gelder, J.-L., De Vries, R. E., Demetriou, A., Van Sintemaartensdijk, I., & Donker, T. (2019). The Virtual Reality Scenario Method: Moving from Imagination to Immersion in Criminal Decision-making Research. Journal of research in crime and delinquency, 56(3), 451–480. doi:10.1177/0022427818819696
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