Amir Rostami. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet.

Amir Rostami


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Arbetar vid Sociologiska institutionen
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Rum B 986
Postadress Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Amir Rostami is PhD in sociology at Stockholm University. He has served, as Superintendent at the Swedish Police with focus on organized crime and gangs and he also has been the project manager for the European project SGIP. His research is mainly focused on criminal gangs and organizations, police management and strategies towards this type of phenomenon.


  • Makt och social skiktning

  • Samhällsproblem

  • Social organisering

  • Etnicitet, mångfald och integration

  • B/C/D-uppsats



Peer-reviewed articles 

  • Sturup, J., Rostami, A., Gerell, M., & Sandholm, A. (2017). Near-repeat shootings in contemporary Sweden 2011 to 2015. Security Journal
  • Rostami, A. & Mondani, H. (2015). The Complexity of Crime Network Data: A Case Study of Its Consequences for Crime Control and the Study of Networks. Plos One.
  • Rostami, A., Melde, C., & Holgersson, S. (2014). The myth of success: the emergence and maintenance of a specialized gang unit in Stockholm, Sweden. The International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.
  • Rostami, A., F. Leinfelt,. D, Brotherton. (2012). "Understanding Gang Leaders: Characteristics and Driving Forces of Street Gang Leaders in Sweden." Free inquiry in creative sociology Winter 2012(1). 
  • Rostami, A., F. Leinfelt,. & S, Holgersson. (2012). "An Exploratory Analysis of Swedish Street Gangs: Applying the Maxson and Klein Typology to a Swedish Gang Dataset." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 28(4): 1-20.  


Books and book chapters

  • Rostami, A. (2016). ”Våldets betydelse för organisering av kriminella gäng.” In C. Edling & A. Rostami (Eds.), Våldets sociala dimension: Individ, relation, organisation. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

  • Rostami, A. (2016). Criminal Organizing: Studies in sociology of organized crime. (Phd disseration). Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. 

  • Rostami, A. (2016). Policing gangs and organized crime – Experiences from conceptual confusion and its consequences from two Swedish case studies. In: Gang Transitions and Transformations in an International Context. (ed) Cheryl L. Maxson & Finn-Aage Esbensen, Springer.

  • Rostami, A. (2013). Tusen fiender - en studie om de svenska gatugängen och dess ledare. Linnaeus University Studies in Policing and institution for social work. Växjö, Linnéuniversitetet. Filosofie licentiat

  • Leinfelt, F & Rostami, A. (ed). (2012) The Stockholm Gang Model – PANTHER. Elanders, Stockholm. 

  • Rostami, A. & F. Leinfelt. (2012). The History of the Swedish Gangs: in The Stockholm Gang Model – PANTHER. Elanders, Stockholm.

  • Rostami, A. & F. Leinfelt (2011). The Stockholm Gang Intervention and Prevention Project: Introducing a Holistic Approach to Gang Enforcement. Youth Gangs in International Perspective: Tales from the Eurogang Program of Research. F.-A. Esbensen and C. L. Maxson, Springer.


Senast uppdaterad: 28 februari 2017

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