Supervisors and Research Areas


Mikko Aaltonen

Mikko Aaltonen, Research Director (part-time), Adjunct Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki.
Register-based criminology. Evaluation of crime prevention.
mikko.aaltonen [at]



Noora Ellonen, University Lecturer, Tampere University.
Child maltreatment and institutional interventions. noora.ellonen[at]

Markus Kaakinen

Markus Kaakinen, University Researcher, University of Helsinki. Youth crime, risk behavior, and crime victimisation, cybercrime and cyberhate, group-based violence, aggression and hate crime. International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD).
markus.kaakinen [at]


Janne Kivivuori

Janne Kivivuori, Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki. History of criminology and historical criminology. Homicide research, revenge studies. Historical Homicide Monitor, International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD).
janne.kivivuori [at]



Juha Kääriäinen

Antti Latvala

Antti Latvala, Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki.
Biosocial criminology, epidemiological research on antisocial behavior, behavior genetics.
antti.latvala [at]


Matti Näsi

Matti Näsi, University Lecturer, University of Helsinki.
Youth delinquency, media criminology, and cybercrime.
matti.j.nasi [at]



Elsa Saarikkomäki

Elsa Saarikkomäki, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Turku.
Crime control agents (private security, police, social control), young people and marginalized groups as targets of policing, youth delinquency, quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g. narrative criminology, interviews).
elsa.saarikkomaki [at]


Jukka Savolainen


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