Dr. F. Jeane Gerard

Originally from Belgium, Jeane graduated from the University of Liege with an MSc in Clinical Psychology. The findings from her dissertation on sexual murderers in Belgium were published in a book chapter (Gerard et al., 2007). Jeane then went to University of Liverpool to complete a Masters in Investigative Psychology, where she worked on various topics such as school shooting, geographical profiling, counter-terrorism policies and homicide in the Czech Republic. She then completed her PhD thesis at the University of Nottingham on juvenile homicide. Whilst studying, Jeane worked as a teaching assistant on the Masters course in Forensic Psychology and facilitated personal development groups for the students registered on the Doctorate in Forensic psychology programme (DForenPsy).  Additionally, during her PhD she worked for one year as a research assistant for a Daphne Project on child abandonment and its prevention in Europe.
Jeane’s research interests mainly focus on criminal behaviour, violent crime and homicide, police investigations and offender profiling.  Her work is situated in Forensic and Criminal Psychology and Investigative Psychology.

  • Gerard, F. J., and Mormont, C. (2005) ‘Comparison between sexual murderers in Canada (Québec) and in Belgium’. Proceedings of the 3rd International French-speaking Conference on Sexual Aggression, CIFAS.  Held 2005 in Ottawa.
  • Gerard, F., Mormont, C., and Kocsis, R. (2007) ‘Offender profiles and Crime-scene Patterns in Belgian Sexual Murders’. In Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice. ed. by Kocsis, R.N. Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press Inc/Springer.
  • Browne, K., Chou, S., Whitfield, K., Shalapatova, I., Nalbantova, E., Lyubenova, T., Žurovcová, H., Vishwanathan, K., Leth, I., Nielsen, T., Rasmussen, N., Anaut, M., Herczog, M., Daniunaite, I., Kruopis, R., Keller-Hamela, M., Włodarczyk, J., Trocha, O., Tascu, D., Popa, R., Matej, V., Jackson, V., Purdy, R., and Gerard, J. (2012). Child abandonment and its prevention in Europe. University of Nottingham, UK. Available from http://www.crin.org/docs/MANUAL OF GOOD PRACTICE.pdf
  • Gerard, F.J., Jackson, V., Chou, S., Whitfield, K., and Browne, K. (2012) ‘An exploration of the current knowledge on juvenile homicide: a systematic review’. Proceedings of the 14th International Investigative Psychology Conference, CIP. Held 2012 in London.
  • Gerard, F.J., Jackson, V., Chou, S., Whitfield, K., and Browne, K. (2014). An exploration of the current knowledge on young people who kill: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior 19 (5), 559-571. Available from doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.07.002
  • Gerard, F.J., Whitfield, K., Porter, L., and Browne, K. (2015) ‘Offender and offence characteristics of school shooting incidents’. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jip.1439
  • Gerard, F.J., Whitfield, K., and Browne, K. (2015) ‘Exploration of crime-scene actions in juvenile homicide in the French-speaking part of Belgium’. The ACJS 52nd Annual Meeting. Held March 2015 in Orlando, Florida (USA).
  • Gerard, F.J., Whitfield, K., Purdy, R., and Polisenska, V. (2015). ‘Homicide in the Czech Republic: Influence of the age on the crime-scene characteristics’. The ACJS 52nd Annual Meeting. Held March 2015 in Orlando, Florida (USA).
  • Gerard, F.J., Browne, K., and Whitfield, K. [in preparation] Gender comparison of young people charged with murder in England and Wales. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
  • Gerard, F.J., and Whitfield, K. (in press). ‘The experiences of victims of online Islamophobia’.  In Islamophobia, hate crime and the internet.  ed. by Awan, I. Aldershot: Ashgate
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021