Subjects: Legal sciences
Amir Rostami – New research leader at University of Gävle
“If we can reduce risk factors for ill health, such as unlawful influence and exposure to violence and psychological stress, we can strengthen our preventive and remedial efforts for good working environments and good health,” Amir Rostami says.
Extensive collaboration between Sweden’s organized crime networks
Research shows that 15000 individuals are active within what is defined as organized crime and within violent extremist groups in Sweden. “This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as there are so many results that should alarm us and cause concern,” says Amir Rostami, reader in criminology at University of Gävle.
Studies about violence in close relationships leave out the most vulnerable ones
“Many comprehensive studies about violence in close relationships show that women and men are equally subjected to violence. But in these studies, measuring is incorrect. If their entire adult life is included, major gender differences emerge,” says Sara Skoog Waller, researcher in psychology at the University of Gävle.
The paradox of disclosure when exchanging ideas
“There is a clear tendency that businesses are no longer able to renew themselves on their own; they need collaboration to boost their innovation process,” “The paradox is that to succeed in open innovation you have to share information and disclose your idea, but then it risks being stolen,” says Ioana Stefan, researcher in industrial engineering and management at the University of Gävle.
Jerzy Sarnecki on why Gävle’s criminology programme is the most popular in Sweden
Jerzy Sarnecki on why Gävle’s criminology programme is the most popular in Sweden. The study programme in applied criminology at the University of Gävle attracts more first choice applicants than other programmes in criminology in Sweden for the autumn 2018. “What I thought was missing in Swedish criminology programmes today was a more practical dimension,” Jerzy Sarnecki says.
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare incorrect in calculations of age determination of asylum seekers
“They draw the wrong conclusions, and the risk for erroneous classifications of both adults and children are not correctly calculated,” says Johan Bring, professor in statistics at the University of Gävle. Two professors in statistics, Johan Bring and Lars Rönnegård, are highly critical of calculations used in age determination of asylum seekers in Sweden.
The first investigative criminologists are now graduating
The first investigative criminologists are now graduating. Klara Westerlund from Gävle is one of the first investigative criminologists to graduate at the University of Gävle. The only degree course in Sweden Klara Westerlund has just finished her three-year university course, the first of its kind, in Applied Criminology, at the University of Gävle.