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Sven-Åke Lindgren

Professor emeritus

Sven-Åke Lindgren
Professor emeritus
Sven-Ake.Lindgren@gu.se


Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Sven-Åke Lindgren

SVEN-ÅKE LINDGREN Professor, BA at Lund University 1986 and PhD in Sociology at the University of Gothenburg 1993. The title of his thesis is The Menacing Pleasure. Establishing Drug Use as a Social Problem 1890 to 1970 (in Swedish with an English summary). Lindgren was postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Gothenburg 1995 to 2001 and became Docent (Associate Professor) in 1998. He became Senior Lecturer in 2002 and was promoted to Professor in June 2007.

Management positions and assignments
Lindgren was Head of Department from September 2002 to December 2005, and he was Pro-Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences 2006 to June 2012. He has been a member of the programme group of Criminal Sciences at the National Research Council 2001-2003 and is since 2007 a member of the Scientific Council at the National Council for Crime Prevention. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. Lindgren is since July 2011 chairman of the steering group of the Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Centre (URBSEC) - a shared mission between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, and he represents the University of Gothenburg in the steering group of Security Arena Lindholmen, a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration between industry companies, universities and public sectors.

Specialist fields
Primary objects of research interest are claims-making processes (social problems), white-collar crimes and general criminological issues of crime, crime policy and crime prevention. Methodological questions in different traditions of qualitative methods are another area of interest.

Current research
Lindgren has received external grants for eleven research projects. Amongst them are Economic Crime – a Social Problem with Obstacles (the Swedish Central Bank), Financial Intermediates and White-Collar Crime (the National Research Council) and Juvenile Fire Setting – Causes and Preventive Actions (the Swedish Fire Protection Association). Current projects are focused on juvenile fire setting, school shootings and issues of the local safety and crime development.

Teaching and tutoring
Lindgren lectures and supervises in criminology, sociology of law and qualitative methods, mainly on second-cycle and third-cycle courses and study programmes. He has supervised six PhD-students in Sociology through to completion examination and been assistant supervisor for one more.

Selected publications
The Menacing Pleasure. Establishing Drug Use as a Social Problem 1890 to 1970 (diss., Stockholm/Stehag 1993 (in Swedish with English summary).


On Crime and Punishment. From the Classics of Sociology to Modern Criminology, Lund 1998 (book in Swedish).



“Economic Crime in Sweden: An Essentially Contested Issue”, Criminal Justice, 2002, Vol. 2(4): 363-383.


“Social Constructionism and Criminology: Traditions, Problems, and Possibilities”, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 2005, Vol. 6: 4-22.


“Grounded Theory – an unfinished project”, Sociologisk Forskning, 2006/1: 51-70 (in Swedish with English Abstract).

Lindgren et al. Juvenile Fire-Setting – Causes and Countermeasures, The Swedish Fire Research Board, 2013 (in Swedish with English Abstract).

Latest publications

School shootings in seven countries: Testing and developing the theory of five necessary conditions
Sven-Åke Lindgren, Charlotta Thodelius
B. Andersson, F. Petersson, A. Skårner (Red.). Den motspänstiga akademikern. Festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin, Malmö, Égalité, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

AB Volvo måste rensa upp efter sin kriminella kartell
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2016
Newspaper article

Lite snack, men mycket verkstad – åtgärder mot ekobrott sedan 1995
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Nitton röster om tjugo års ekobrottsbekämpning. Från 1995 års samlade åtgärder till dagens samverkan, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Juvenile school firesetting in Sweden: causes and countermeasures
Sara Uhnoo, Sofia Persson, Hans Ekbrand, Sven-Åke Lindgren
Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Färre våldsbrott med restriktiva krogtider
Sven-Åke Lindgren, Jenny Wingren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2014
Newspaper article

Det finns inget kollektivt ansvar för skjutningarna
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2013
Newspaper article

Espiga och vetenskapen
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

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2017

School shootings in seven countries: Testing and developing the theory of five necessary conditions
Sven-Åke Lindgren, Charlotta Thodelius
B. Andersson, F. Petersson, A. Skårner (Red.). Den motspänstiga akademikern. Festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin, Malmö, Égalité, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

AB Volvo måste rensa upp efter sin kriminella kartell
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2016
Newspaper article

Lite snack, men mycket verkstad – åtgärder mot ekobrott sedan 1995
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Nitton röster om tjugo års ekobrottsbekämpning. Från 1995 års samlade åtgärder till dagens samverkan, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Juvenile school firesetting in Sweden: causes and countermeasures
Sara Uhnoo, Sofia Persson, Hans Ekbrand, Sven-Åke Lindgren
Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Färre våldsbrott med restriktiva krogtider
Sven-Åke Lindgren, Jenny Wingren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2014
Newspaper article

2013

Det finns inget kollektivt ansvar för skjutningarna
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2013
Newspaper article

Espiga och vetenskapen
Sven-Åke Lindgren
Göteborgs Posten, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Showing 1 - 10 of 47

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