The Stockholm Life-Course Project

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jerzy Sarnecki - Stockholms universitet, Kriminologiska institutionen

Christoffer Carlsson - Stockholms universitet, Kriminologiska institutionen

Description:

Since February 2010, the longitudinal research study The Stockholm Life Course Project: Life-Courses and Crime In the Swedish Welfare State Through Half a Century is conducted at the Department of Criminology. The project consists of two research blocks, a quantitative and a qualitative, and is a follow-up study of three existing research populations. The Stockholm Life Course Project is a nearly unique project, conducted with the purpose of studying the life courses of individuals with and without delinquent background. The main purpose of the project is to explore and understand the life course processes surrounding onset, persistence, desistance and intermittency of offending.
Specifically, the project is focused around five themes:
1) The processes, factors, events and turning points through the life course, which are of importance for understanding the individual’s criminal career.
2) The importance of different welfare structures for life courses processes of criminal offending and other norm-breaking behavior.
3) The relationship between physical/mental health and criminal offending,

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jerzy Sarnecki - Stockholms universitet, Kriminologiska institutionen

Christoffer Carlsson - Stockholms universitet, Kriminologiska institutionen

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0158

Alternative title:

The Stockholm Life Course Project: Life-Courses and Crime In the Swedish Welfare State Through Half a Century

Purpose:

The main purpose of the project is to explore and understand the life course processes surrounding onset, persistence, desistance and intermittency of offending.

Description:

Since February 2010, the longitudinal research study The Stockholm Life Course Project: Life-Courses and Crime In the Swedish Welfare State Through Half a Century is conducted at the Department of Criminology. The project consists of two research blocks, a quantitative and a qualitative, and is a follow-up study of three existing research populations. The Stockholm Life Course Project is a nearly unique project, conducted with the purpose of studying the life courses of individuals with and without delinquent background. The main purpose of the project is to explore and understand the life course processes surrounding onset, persistence, desistance and intermittency of offending.
Specifically, the project is focused around five themes:
1) The processes, factors, events and turning points through the life course, which are of importance for understanding the individual’s criminal career.
2) The importance of different welfare structures for life courses processes of criminal offending and other norm-breaking behavior.
3) The relationship between physical/mental health and criminal offending,

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Time period(s) investigated:

2010 — 2012

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Stockholm County

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Funding:

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

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Carlsson, Christoffer and Beckley, Amber L., Combining Register Data and Life History Interviews in Life Course Studies: Insights from the Stockholm Life Course Project (November 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2178581 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2178581
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Carlsson, Christoffer (2012). Using 'Turning Points' to Understand Processes of Change In Offending: Notes from a Swedish Study on Life Courses and Crime. British Journal of Criminology. 52:1, s. 1-16
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Carlsson, Christoffer, and Jerzy Sarnecki. 2015. An Introduction to Life-Course Criminology. London: SAGE

Sivertsson, Fredrik, and Christoffer Carlsson. 2015. Continuity, Change, and Contradictions: Risk and Agency in Criminal Careers to Age 59. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42: 382-411

Carlsson, Christoffer. (2014) Continuities And Changes In Criminal Careers. Dissertation. Stockholm University: Department of Criminology.
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Pettersson, Lotta, and Christoffer Carlsson. 2014. Sex, Drugs, and Masculinities: A Life-Course Perspective. In Masculinities and the Criminological Field, eds. Nina Jon, Ingrid Lander, and Signe Ravn, pp. 231--252. London: Ashgate.

Carlsson, Christoffer. 2013. Masculinities, Persistence, and Desistance. Criminology, 51: 661-693

Carlsson, Christoffer. 2012. Processes Of Intermittency In Criminal Careers. Notes From A Swedish Study On Life Courses And Crime. International Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology, 57: 913-938

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