Department of Criminology

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Welcome to the Department of Criminology!

Criminology is the scientific study of crime. Its focus is directed at understanding and explaining various aspects of crime and punishment.

Criminologists research the structure and extent of crime, its variations over time and place, and the measures that may reduce crime and increase levels of public safety. Criminologists also consider why certain types of deviant behaviour are criminalised and lead to penal sanctions.

The Criminology Department offers theoretical and methodological training in criminology through its undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. The faculty and researchers at the department are active in the international research community. Areas of expertise of the department include life course criminology, critical criminology, and many more. Read more about research projects at the department or individual researchers.

Visiting Professor John Hagan

The 2017 holder of Olof Palme Visiting Professorship will be Professor John Hagan. He works at the Northwestern University, USA. During his time in Sweden, Professor John Hagan will be mainly active at the Department of Criminology, Stockholm University.

Utdelning Kriminologipriset

Queen Silvia presented the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

This year’s recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology is Professor Richard E. Tremblay. On June 20th, he was presented with the 2017 award by H. M. Queen Silvia at the Stockholm City Hall.

Interested in visiting us?

The Department of Criminology invites applications from research scholars who wish to participate as visiting academics in the intellectual and social life of the Department.

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