PhD | Director of Studies
As Director of Studies, my main responsibilities are the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in both Criminology and Human Resources. I am also responsible for the personnel planning in Sociology at the bachelor’s programme BIDS, and the master’s programme WPM.
Main research and teaching areas
- Sousveillance and citizen journalism
- Crime and crime control in the Åland Islands
- Swedish GIRFEC models
- Security and Fear of Crime
Current research and teaching
Early coordinated interventions (TSI) for children who may be exposed to crime
The study discusses and analyzes collaboration processes in a pilot development project, an early coordinated intervention (TSI) that builds on GIRFEC. Early coordinated interventions mean that staff from schools, health care and social services collaborate to create unity around interventions for children and young people who need support from several actors. This requires that the participants develop knowledge and skills about long-term cooperation and coordination. The target group for the pilot project studied, Trygga barnet, is children and young people in the city of Malmö under the age of 16, who show early signs of what is called unfavourable development. In the pilot project, child health care, preschool, elementary school, child psychiatry and social services work together. GIRFEC is based on the idea that the activities have a common structure - common tools, professional roles and a common terminology - which should make it easier for all children and young people to be detected and to receive support early in what is described as an unfavourable development.
Prison in Finnish
The Åland Islands is a monolingual Swedish, autonomous region that belongs to Finland. All Alandic prisoners serve their sentences in Finland because there are no prisons on the Åland islands. Today, there is hardly any research that deals with crime, the police or the use of prison sentences on Åland. There are also no studies on how people who belong to the Swedish language group in Finland experience a prison sentence in a Finnish prison.
The purpose of the study is to analyze Alandic prisoners' experiences of prison sentences. Previous research shows that prisoners serving sentences far away from home, in an unfamiliar language environment, experience prison life as particularly difficult. Language problems make it difficult to communicate with prison staff and other prisoners, and the distance means that the prisoners meet family and friends very rarely.
Sousveillance and citizen journalism
Civilians film incidents with their mobile phones and spread the mobile film clips to social media and news media. This citizen journalism is often seen as a more democratic form of journalism, where the public contributes to the reporting, analysis and dissemination of news. Sousveillance, or “control from below”, takes place when the mobile phone filming is aimed at controlling control agents such as e.g., the police or security guards. However, my research shows that citizen journalism can lead to cyberbullying.
I teach primarily on the first and third terms of the Criminology programme (kriminologiprogrammet) at Lund University. I also supervise bachelor theses.
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Since 2014, I have worked part-time as a Research and development Coordinator in Malmö municipality. My work in Malmö focuses on forms of collaboration between university and municipality.
Criminality in Nordic Island communities. In 2014-2019, I was a member of the Nordic research working group Kriminalitet, frihedsberøvelse og kontrol i nordiske ø-samfund (Criminality, detention and control in Nordic Island communities) that studied Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands. Island communities are seen as special places that both offer their inhabitants a cultural otherness and entail geographical challenges because of isolation. These features also influence on the criminality and fear of crime in island communities. The working group is financed by the Scandinavian Research Council of Criminology.
I have been the chair of the Nordic research working group Cybercrime victimization in the Nordic countries in 2017. The aim of the working group was to investigate possibilities for research cooperation on cybercrime victimization in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. The working group was financed by the Scandinavian Research Council of Criminology.
Difficulties in reporting child abuse. How child habilitation staff reason when reporting violence and neglect against children with disabilities.
Security and fear of crime related to issues of victimhood: How safety can be studied with the same factors that are commonly used to analyze fear of crime.