Malin Åkerström

Malin Åkerström


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  • Cultural criminology
  • Administrative orientation
  • Gifts vs corruptions
  • Qualitative methods

Malin Åkerström defended her thesis Crooks and Squares - Lifestyles of Thieves and Addicts in Comparison to Conventional People in 1983. She became an associate professor in 1990 and a professor in 1996.

Malin Åkerström has been instrumental in setting up an interdisciplinary research environment in criminology at Lund University. Much of her research has been used in teaching the criminology programme. In addition to criminological and ethnographic methods, her research has centred around criminal lifestyles, policing, juvenile justice, victims of crime and ethnicity.


Sociological criminology, qualitative methods

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


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