Subjects: Police matters
Women who have left abusive men describe mistrust and lack of protection as worse than the violence
“Women must run, hide, give up their identity, when society fails to restrict men’s post-separation violence. This means that society is involved in making women lonely, both socially and existentially” says Sara Skoog Waller, PhD in psychology at University of Gävle.
Amir Rostami: “Violence breeds violence, and violence seems to be getting more brutal”
“Unfortunately, our study suggests a brutalisation of violence. Intending to kill, people aim for the head when shooting and stabbing and they are indifferent to the consequences. And victims who accidentally survive are very injured when they get to hospital,” says Amir Rostami, docent in criminology at University of Gävle.
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.
AI could detect grooming
“There are many situations in which the voice is the most reliable or the only clue to someone’s identity. That is why this research is important,” Sara says. “Knowledge about these effects refines our abilities to evaluate the accuracy of people’s descriptions of perpetrators.”
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 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.
The FBI receive assistance from Swedish leading negotiator
The FBI receive assistance from Swedish leading negotiator. Lars-Johan Åge researcher at the University of Gävle has continual contact and collaboration with both the FBI and the Swedish Task Force, both of whom show great interest in his research. They have listened to his lectures on a number of occasions both in Sweden and abroad.