Being a psychologist and criminologist, Gabry has a wide interest and experience in several research areas, ranging from fear of crime and perceived disorder to media representations of victims and offenders. The (interdisciplinary) research projects that she designed and coordinated often include visual data and methods. One example is the study on graffiti and perceptions thereof. In this study, people walked around in a virtual neighbourhood and were asked to react to different types of graffiti on different (virtual) locations. This short (Dutch) videoclip explains the design.
Lately, Vanderveen’s research focuses on images and (digital) audiovisual techniques in the criminal justice system. Her current research project, financed by Politie & Wetenschap, concerns photography of the crime scene. Forensic detectives have investigated a simulated crime scene in the CSI Lab. Now, the analyses of observations, interviews, photographs made and police reports are the exciting challenges for Gabry and her team.
- Interpreting Fear, Crime, Risk and Unsafety; conceptualisation and measurement (2006)
- Beeld en geluid in het strafproces; implicaties van de opkomst van (audio)visuele technieken en materialen voor communicatie en besluitvorming in de strafrechtspraktijk (2009)
- Mapping Perceptions of Crime in the Comox Valley (2011)
- Beeldmateriaal in de Nederlandse strafrechtsketen (2011)