Supervisors and Research Areas

Mikko Aaltonen




Mikko Aaltonen, Professor of Criminology, University of Eastern Finland. Docent in Criminology, University of Helsinki.
Register-based criminology. Evaluation of crime prevention.
mikko.e.aaltonen [at]

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

Henrik Elonheimo, Development Manager, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. Adjunct Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki. Adjunct Professor of Criminology & Restorative Justice, University of Turku.
Juvenile delinquency, criminal policy, Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender mediation, white collar crime.
henrik. elonheimo [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, Senior Researcher, University of Turku. Adjunct Professor in Social Policy, University of Tampere.
Attitudes to crime and punishment, disparity in criminal sentences, victimization, trust in the legal system.
Does not take new supervisees.
juha.kaariainen [at]

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, University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor of Criminology, University of Turku.
Crime control and policing (private security, police, social control), young people and marginalized groups as targets of policing, quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g. narrative criminology).
elsa.saarikkomaki [at]





Jukka Savolainen, Adjunct Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki; Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Wayne State University; Adjunct Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Etiology of crime, violence, and victimization. Cross-national comparative research. Crime data.
jukka [at]; Google Scholar; Twitter

Karoliina Suonpää, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki.
Violence, homicide, criminal career, register-based criminology.
karoliina.suonpaa [at]

Sasu Tyni, University researcher, University of Helsinki.
Register-based criminology. Prison, community sanctions, recidivism and evaluation research.
sasu.tyni [at]