Elsa Saarikkomäki profile picture
Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws
Dr. Soc. Sc., Postdoctoral Researcher

Areas of expertise

sociology of law
qualitative and quantitative research methods
police and private security guards
victim studies
young people
trust in the crime control system


Currently I am conducting a 4-year postdoctoral research project on legitimacy of private security (University of Turku). I have worked as a researcher at Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (University of Helsinki), most recently on crimes against businesses. I participated in an interdisciplinary research project on asylum seeker decisions. Together with international researchers we have led a comparative project about experiences of policing among ethnic minority youth in the Nordic countries. 

I have experience in teaching criminology in different universities. I am an Editor in chief of 'Haaste' trimestrial publication.


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