mr. dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder

About mr. dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder

Jean-Louis van Gelder has a degree in Work & Organisational psychology (MA) and another one in Law (LL.M) from the University of Amsterdam. These backgrounds were combined into the doctoral dissertation “The Law and Psychology of Land Tenure Security: Evidence from Buenos Aires” which was also completed at the University of Amsterdam. Since March 2009 he has been working as a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). In 2012 he finished his second dissertation on the role of affect and cognition in criminal decision making. His other research interests concern the use of innovative methods in crime research, risk perception and –behaviour, legal theory, socio-legal studies and the informal sector. Jean-Louis van Gelder is initiator and coördinator of NSCR’s CRIME Lab.

Jean-Louis is a member of the CRIME Lab & Technology Cluster.

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Antokolskaia, M V; Coenraad, L M; der, Lans Marit Tomassen-van; van den Berg, C J W; Kaljee, J; Roorda, H N; Bijleveld, C C J H; Finkenauer, C; de Groot, G; Dirkse, M; Schellevis, T; Sijtesema, M C

Evaluatie pilot preventie vechtscheidingen en pilot regierechter echtscheidingen Technical Report

Raad voor de Rechtspraak 2017.

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van der Laan, P H; Dirkzwager, A J E; Dirkse, M

Rekenkameronderzoek Nazorg: Terugkeer van ex-gedetineerden in de Amersfoortse samenleving Technical Report

Rekenkamer Amersfoort 2017.



Braga, A A; Welsh, B C; Papachristos, A V; Schnell, C; Grossman, L

The growth of randomized experiments in policing. The vital few and the salience of mentoring Journal Article

Journal of Experimental Criminology, 10 (1), pp. jan-28, 2013.


Jean-Louis van Gelder receives Vidi grant

NWO has awarded  senior researcher Jean-Louis van Gelder a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros for his ‘future selves’-project. The grant enables him to develop his own...

Visualising Crime Project

Using GoPros to Step into the Shoes of an Offender, a Victim or a Bystander Cluster Technological innovations in criminological research (CRIME Lab) is currently working...

Virtual burglary project

Watching offenders commit crime is an excellent way to increase our knowledge of it, but only rarely possible as police officers, let alone researchers, are rarely on...

Themanummer innovatieve methoden in criminologisch onderzoek

Innovative Data Collection Methods in Crime Research

Novel technologies, such as GPS, the internet and virtual environments are not only rapidly becoming an increasingly influential part of our daily lives, they also have...

Voor gewone burgers zijn strafvonnissen ingewikkeld

Visualisation of future self reduces criminal behaviour

“Those who can strongly imagine a future version of themselves, will be less inclined to behave criminally” Experimental studies by Jean-Louis van Gelder and...