- Humanities-Social sciences
Areas of research
- Children and youth
- Crime prevention strategies
- Survey and analysis of crime and insecurity
- Intimate partner violence
- Science of Policing
- Risk and protective factors
- Risk assessment
- Steps to increase security
CAPS is a research environment with the overall objective to produce practically useful research on antisocial, norm breaking, criminal behavior, and psychosocial adjustment and development in a broader sense. Our current research areas and research questions are what defines us. We are a small research center with an extensive national and international cooperative network. We strive to be leading in Sweden and strong international contributors in each of our current research areas.
Our network of collaborators
We have an extensive network of collaborators among scientists, professionals in practice (e.g., social service and police) and among decision makers locally and nationally. As an example of our extensive international collaborations, please see www.oru.se/jps/cpti. In Sweden we work with researchers at Karlstad University, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University and the University of Gothenburg. Internationally, we collaborate with researchers in more than ten different countries. We also have a formal collaboration concerning research and development with the Police authority in Örebro County, and we are formal experts at the National Board of Health. We are also represented in the Örebro Municipality Crime Prevention Advicory Board as well as in a county-wide task force concerning prevention of psychosocial problems in Örebro County (Samhällsråd T).
Research news from CAPS
Stability and Change in Early Social Skills Development in Relation to Early School Performance: A Longitudinal Study of a Swedish Cohort.
This study aimed to investigate the developmental path of social skills in early childhood, the associated predictors, and its impact on later school performance.
Meaning in life experience of clients at the start of psychotherapy
Experiencing life as meaningful is an important aspect of well-being. This study investigated profiles of meaning based on the presence of meaning and the search for meaning in clients at the start of psychotherapy (N=145).
New systematic review shows increased risk of most medical diseases among older offenders
In a newly published systematic review and meta-analysis, from CAPS, the prevalence of medical health problems and mental disorders among older offenders is studied.
New study highlights the importance of considering subtypes of partner violent perpetrators regarding recidivism in such violence
The study compared the recidivism rate between arrested and non-arrested partner violent men following a police report of intimate partner violence.
New research overview shows significant knowledge gap in research on ADHD in older adults
In a newly published meta-analysis, ie. research overview, from CAPS, the prevalence of ADHD in older adults is studied. The prevalence of ADHD in older adults was found to differ significantly depending on the assessment method used and it is clear that...
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