Dr. Christophe Vandeviver is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fundamental Research from the Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO) at the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University. He is a Fellow of the Belgian Young Academy and affiliated with the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) as an International Research Fellow . His research focuses on the spatial and temporal analysis of crime and crime control, crime science, and sexual violence victimization.
Selected societal impact activities
- 2019-present – Editorial board member of the ‘Universiteit van Vlaanderen’
- 2018 – Criminology Expert in the Expert Panel ‘Behavioral and Societal Sciences (G&M)’ of the Flemish Science Agenda. Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), BE.
- 2017-2018 – Academic consultant to help design out crime and disorder in the Ghent student entertainment district ‘Overpoort’.
- 2018 – Selected Social Scientist for Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC) Video Testimonial Project. Flemish Supercomputer Center, BE.
- 2018 – Overal minder misdaad. En niet dankzij politie of politiek [Everywhere less crime. And not because of police or politicians]. De Morgen (Belgian Dutch-language national newspaper). Interview on crime drop.
- 2018 – Nieuwjaarsnacht blijft populair bij dief [New year’s eve is popular among burglar]. VTM Nieuws (Belgian Dutch-language national television news). Television interview on burglary target selection.
- Geography of crime and crime control
- Crime science
- Sexual violence
- 2018-2021 – Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship: “How burglars select targets: A micro-level test of hierarchical burglary selection models”
- 2018-2022 – Interdisciplinary Research Project: “Where Police Patrol: Preventing Crime Through Effective Patrol Strategies”
- 2017-2021 – Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be) Research Project: “UN-MENAMAIS: Understanding the Mechanisms, Nature, Magnitude, and Impact of Sexual Violence in Belgium”
- VANDEVIVER, C., & STEENBEEK, W. (2019). The (in)stability of residential burglary patterns on street segments: The case of Antwerp, Belgium 2005-2016. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE CRIMINOLOGY, 35(1), 111-133.
- VANDEVIVER, C. (2014). Applying Google Maps and Google Street View in Environmental Criminological Research. CRIME SCIENCE, 3(13), 1–16.