Danielle Reynald joined Griffith University after completing her PhD and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime & Law Enforcement (NSCR) in Amsterdam. Before embarking on her PhD in Criminology, Danielle completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Surrey in the UK, and an MSc in Crime Science at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science in London. She also worked as a crime reporter for the Trinidad Express Newspapers and Caribbean Communications Network (CCN) TV6.
Her book Guarding Against Crime forms the foundation of her research pursuits as she continues to investigate the role of regular citizens in crime prevention and control. She explores guardianship by regular citizens in various contexts including the residential context (residential guardians), the workplace (whistleblowers), cyberspace (cyberguardians) and in public spaces (through bystander intervention and citizens' arrests). Her research also utilizes multiple methods--including field observations, interviews, surveys, experiments and media content analysis--to explore various dimensions of guardianship and validate existing findings.
Alongside her main line of research on guardianship, Danielle's other key research areas include crime prevention through environmental design and offender decision making.