Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Aaltonen, Mikko
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Sociodemographic determinants of criminal careers in Finland 1987–2015 (CRIMCAR)
Beslutnr 316595
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
Finnish criminal policy places a strong emphasis on the premise that preventing social exclusion reduces crime. However, recent Nordic quasi-experimental studies have questioned the effects of factors such as family poverty and neighborhood deprivation on crime, whereas aggregate developments in rates of crime and indicators of social exclusion appear to be discordant as well. The aim of this project is to 1) provide a comprehensive assessment of how criminal careers and sociodemographic backgrounds of persistent offenders have changed during 1987–2015, and 2) provide new quasi-experimental evidence on the effects of social disadvantage on crime, and criminal sanctions on social disadvantage. The analyses are based three large-scale register-linkage datasets of high quality, including crime outcomes from unique data on all court convictions from year 1977 onwards.