Veronika Burcar Alm

Veronika Burcar Alm

Senior lecturer, Fil. Dr., Docent

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  • Young people's experiences of violence
  • fear of crime
  • security work
  • mediation between crime victim and perpetrator
  • sibling abuse
  • digital crowdsourcing

Current research projects:

* Sibling violence and sibling fuss - a study of the meaning and consequenses of boundary drawing difficulties. (With Anna Rypi.)

* Citizens as Crime Investigators. Digital crowdsourcing in civil policing and intelligence work. (With David Wästerfors och Erik Hannerz)

Previous research projects:

* "Fuss and rivalry - or physical abuse and harrassments? A qualitative interview study of experiences of being exposed to sibling violence." Funded by the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority." (2018)

* "Violence, threats, victimization - young criminals’ images and experiences", a three-year research project funded by the Swedish Research Council

* "Who belongs to the city center? Young people's conditions in the competition for public space", a one-year research project funded by the Jane and Dan Olsson Foundation for scientific purposes.


I mainly teach at the Bachelor of Science Programme in Criminology but also courses in sociology and social psychology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

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

Free keywords

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Social psychology


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