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Karin Hellfeldt

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work

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Phone: +46 19 301329

Room: L2172

Karin Hellfeldt

About Karin Hellfeldt

Karin Hellfeldt, Phd in Social Work (2016), and senior lecturer in Criminology. She is a research member of CAPS - Center for Criminological and Psychosocial Research at Örebro University in which she is the research leader of the the research group Victimology.

Her research focus mainly on Victimology in general, and more specific, children and adolescents' experiences of violence, with a specific focus on school violence, bullying and peer victimization. Her main expertise lie in how different sources of support (i.e. teachers, peers and parents) and supportive interactions might mitigate the negative consequences of being victimized during childhood. Also, she uses a holistic theoretically approach when examining childhood victimization, trying to understand how children experience victimization across contexts (i.e. poly-victimization). She is also interested in the consequences of having a parent in prison during childhood.  

Karin teaches on independent courses in Criminology, both on the basic and advanced level, as well as on the Criminology programme, and the Social Work program at Örebro University. She is currently the Program Director of the Criminology Program.

She is a recipient of several awards and prizes for her work; Örebro Region Collaboration Award 2014, and Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards .

Current PhD students:

  • Nadezhda Golovchanova

 

Research Projects

Research Teams

Publications

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Källström, Å. , Hellfeldt, K. , Howell, K. , Miller-Graff, L. & Graham-Bermann, S. (2020). Young Adults Victimized as Children or Adolescents: Relationships Between Perpetrator Patterns, Poly-Victimization, and Mental Health Problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35 (11-12), 2335-2357.
Källström, Å. , Hellfeldt, K. & Nylander, P. Å. (2019). Parental imprisonment, child victimization and adult problems. European Journal of Criminology, 16 (6), 671-688.
Glatz, T. , Källström, Å. , Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Journal of family Violence, 34 (5), 423-433.
Fanti, K. A. , Hellfeldt, K. , Colins, O. F. , Meehan, A. , Andershed, A. & Andershed, H. (2019). Worried, sad, and breaking rules?: Understanding the developmental interrelations among symptoms of anxiety, depression, and conduct problems during early childhood. Journal of criminal justice, 62, 23-28.
Nylander, P. Å. , Källström, Å. & Hellfeldt, K. (2018). After a childhood with a parent in prison: Relationships and well-being as a child and young adult. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 14 (1), 34-35.
Nylander, P. Å. , Hellfeldt, K. & Källström, Å. (2018). Att ha haft en förälder i fängelse under uppväxten - har det betydelse senare i livet?. Tidskrift för kriminalvård, 73 (2), 9-11.
Hellfeldt, K. , Gill, P. E. & Johansson, B. (2018). Longitudinal Analysis of Links Between Bullying Victimization and Psychosomatic Maladjustment in Swedish Schoolchildren. Journal of School Violence, 17 (1), 86-98.
Hellfeldt, K. , Johansson, B. & Lindberg, O. (2014). Mobbning och socialt stöd från lärare och klasskamrater: en longitudinell studie av barns erfarenheter av mobbning. Sosiologi i dag, 44 (4), 79-104.

Chapters in books

Johansson, B. , Flygare, E. & Hellfeldt, K. (2019). Att stödja utsatta elever i skolan. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 155-168). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hellfeldt, K. , Thunberg, S. & Moberg Stephenson, M. (2019). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 107-124). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hellfeldt, K. & Källström, Å. (2019). Multipel utsatthet: En särskild risk för barn och unga. In: Björn Johansson och Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 91-103). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Johansson, B. , Hellfeldt, K. & Flygare, E. (2019). Utsatthet i skolan. In: Björn Johansson & Åsa Källström, Barns och ungas utsatthet: Våld och kränkningar i barns och ungas relationer (pp. 47-61). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hellfeldt, K. , Källström, Å. & Nylander, P. Å. (2018). Efter en barndom med en förälder i fängelse: Hälsa, utsatthet och sociala relationer. In: Annelie Björkhagen Turesson & Annika Staaf, Kriminalvården: Innanför och utanför (pp. 177-188). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hellfeldt, K. & Strand, S. (2018). Grupparbete. In: Caroline Mellberg, Marie Väfors Frits & Eva Tiby, Kriminologi: en studiehandbok (pp. 153-162). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Johansson, B. & Hellfeldt, K. (2018). Relationsarbete i skolan - att bryta mönster präglade av mobbning och kränkningar. In: Anders Bruhn & Åsa Källström, Relationer i socialt arbete: i gränslandet mellan profession och person (pp. 168-183). Stockholm: Liber.

Conference papers

Källström, Å. , Glatz, T. , Hellfeldt, K. & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical Violence in Family Sub-Systems: Links to Peer Victimization and Long-Term Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EuroCrim 2019), Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019.
Golovchanova, N. , Andershed, H. & Hellfeldt, K. (2019). The +65 and Safe Study: Feelings of unsafety and fear of crime in advanced age. Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019.
Hellfeldt, K. , Andershed, H. , Göransson, S. , Meehan, A. & Sverke, M. (2018). Student Generated Violence towards Teachers in Swedish Schools: Prevalence and Characteristics of Victimization and Identification of Risk and Protective Factors. Paper presented at The Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 12-14, 2018 (pp. 172-173).
Hellfeldt, K. , Andershed, H. , Göransson, S. , Meehan, A. & Sverke, M. (2018). Teacher-victimization in Swedish schools: Identification of risk factor. Paper presented at 6th European Association for Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology & other involved professions Congress (EFCAP 2018). Young victims and young offenders. Prevention and intervention within families and institutions, Venice, Italy, June 20-22, 2018.
Hellfeldt, K. (2017). The importance of social support and recognition from teachers for pupil´s experiencing bullying victimization. Paper presented at Word Anti-Bullying Forum, Stockholm, Sweden, May 7-9, 2017.
Hellfeldt, K. (2017). Understanding and identifying preschool developmental pathways to early school adjustment. Paper presented at Word Anti-Bullying Forum, Stockholm, Sweden, May 7-9, 2017.
Hellfeldt, K. , Frogner, L. , Andershed, A. , Källström, Å. & Andershed, H. (2017). Understanding preschool precursors to early school adjustment. Paper presented at Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 19-21, 2017.
Hellfeldt, K. (2014). Mobbning i skolan: dess olika uttryck, konsekvenser samt behovet av stöd och hjälp för den utsatta. Paper presented at Barnrättsdagarna, Psykisk ohälsa bland barn & unga, Örebro, Sweden, April 8-9, 2014.
Hellfeldt, K. (2014). Mobbning och kränkningar i skolan: olika utvecklingsvägar samt socialt stöd från lärare som en skyddande faktor. Paper presented at Viktimologisk forskarkonferens, Stockholm, Sweden, November 7, 2014.
Hellfeldt, K. , Johansson, B. & Lindberg, O. (2013). Social support from teachers as a buffering factor for bullied victim’s well-being. Paper presented at 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2013.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Hellfeldt, K. (2016). The Hurt Self: Bullied Children´s Experiences of Social Support, Recognition and Trust at School. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.

Manuscripts

Reports

Johansson, B. , Flygare, E. & Hellfeldt, K. (2018). Pass or fail?: A study concerning how experiences of bullying, truancy and social relations influence pupils’ academic performance. Friends international center aginst bullying & Örebro university.
Johansson, B. , Flygare, E. & Hellfeldt, K. (2017). Godkänd eller icke godkänd? : En studie om hur erfarenheter av mobbning, skolk och socialt umgänge inverkar på elevers skolprestationer. Örebro, Sweden: Örebro universitet (Working Papers and Reports 10).