The centre conducts independent research concerning police-related matters, with a special focus on the police’s intercommunion with the surrounding community, crime prevention, organisation and management, and police interrogation.
In a long-term perspective, the centre’s aim is to stimulate a multidisciplinary research environment to contribute to the development of knowledge within police research.
The overall objectives include the building of a venue for an exchange of knowledge between researchers, police and other people who are working within the judiciary, or with police-related matters.
Project: A good police(education) How can we explain why the academicization of Swedish police education has not been completed, despite several public inquiries advocating this since the 1975 police…
Project: Crime victimization and safety survey Surveys where the public is asked about exposure to crime, insecurity and trust in the police are important in the local crime prevention and…
Project: Honour problematics investigated by Swedish social services The purpose of the project is to enhance the understanding of how social services and family legal services investigate and…
Project: Policing and crime prevention cooperation in border areas The starting point for this project is the stated goal that the Nordic region will be the world's most sustainable and integrated…
Project: The Police – a profession to care for The aim of this project is to investigate Swedish police officers and police students´ physical fitness and physical and mental health longitudinally and…
Figurant types in scenario-based exercises
Cecilia Jonsson's and Susanna Lif's article Figurant types in scenario-based exercises is now published in Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training.
Newsletter for the Nordic Police Research Network
Since autumn 2020, the CPU stands as editors and coordinate the mailing of newsletters. Since February 2021, the newsletter is written in English. As from autumn 2023, CPU is handing over the editorship to Södertörn University.
Staff connected to CPU
Robert Andersson, Associate Professor in Criminology
Sofia Ask, Senior lecturer in Swedish
Ingela Bengtsson, Administrator/Web editor
Martin Bergqvist, Senior lecturer in Police work
Hampus Hörberg, PhD Student in Sociology
Cecilia Jonsson, Senior lecturer in Police work
Ola Kronkvist, Senior lecturer in Police work
Charlotte Lebeda Henriksson, Lecturer and PhD Student
Peter Lindström, Director of CPU and Professor in Criminology
Manuela Nilsson, Associate professor in Peace and development studies
Magnus Persson, Senior lecturer in Sociology
Carlo Pinnetti, Senior lecturer in Criminology
May-Britt Rinaldo Ronnebro, Expert in Crime Prevention Methods
Johan Rosquist, Senior lecturer in Criminology
Niklas Roth, Project leader
Pär Stihl, Expert in Interrogation Techniques
Clara Taripanah, PhD Student in Sociology with specialisation in Police work
Rebecca Willén, Senior lecturer in Forensic psychology