Peter Lindström

Peter Lindström

Professor, Head of Department
Department of Criminology and Police Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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I hold a PhD from Stockholm University (1993). Thesis title: School and Delinquency in a Contextual Perspective. Since then, I have worked at:

  • The Swedish National Police College, Research Unit (1993-1997)
  • The National Council for Crime Prevention (1998-2004)
  • Växjö University (2004-2005)
  • Ministry of Justice (2005-2010)
  • The Police Authority in Stockholm County/Police Region Stockholm (2010-2020)

Since 2021, I am professor of criminology at Linnaeus University.


Criminology, crime prevention, and survey methodology


I am currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Nordic police cooperation in border regions
  • Mechanisms behind violent riots
  • Local safety surveys 
  • Older prisoners: a criminal policy dilemma


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