- Humanities-Social sciences
Areas of research
- Children and youth
- Crime prevention strategies
- Cyber crime and bullying
- Survey and analysis of crime and insecurity
- Risk and protective factors
- Risk assessment
CAPS is a research environment in criminology at Örebro University with the overall purpose of conducting practically useful research on norm-breaking, criminal behavior, and on psychosocial adjustment and development in a broader sense. The vision for our research in criminology is:
Our research is nationally and internationally leading with a clear impact on the development of knowledge and society.
We have an extensive collaborative network both among researchers nationally and internationally, but not the least among professionals in practice (e.g., the police authority, municipalities, social services, housing companies, and more).
We are regularly commissioned to be experts at national and regional authorities (e.g., the Crime Victim Compensation Authority, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the National Board of Institutions (SIS), the Swedish Board for Medical and Social Evaluation (SBU), Friends, and the Swedish Crime Prevention Council (Brå).
Please read more about our current research areas / research groups (by clicking on Research groups), our research projects and researchers and feel free to contact us for questions or collaboration proposals.
A selection of ongoing externally funded research at CAPS:
ADHD from the cradle to the grave. Swedish Research Council, Medicine. NOK 4.8 million 2019-2022. Henrik Larsson, Henrik Andershed, m.fl.
Doctoral student program on aging. EU co-fund, 2019-2022. 16 doctoral positions at Örebro University, two of which for Criminology / CAPS. Henrik Andershed, Karin Hellfeldt, Henrik Larsson, m.fl.
Research news from CAPS
Feeling unsafe or fearful of crime? Perceived reasons of unsafety among older adults
Are feelings of unsafety mostly triggered by fear of crime, or should we also consider other non-crime related reasons of unsafety relevant for older adults (65 years old and older)? The study examined whether different perceived reasons for feeling...
Fear of crime, depressive feelings, and life satisfaction. Cognitive emotion regulation as a strength or vulnerability factor?
If fear of crime is defined in its affective aspect, as worry about crime, would various adaptive and maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies be associated with such worry? Would certain cognitive emotion regulation strategies increase or...
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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