Anders Nilsson

Anders Nilsson


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Works at Department of Criminology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 6
Room C 633
Postal address Kriminologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


Research areas: life course criminology, social exclusion, victimization, living conditions of prison inmates.

Research projects:



Sivertsson, F., Nilsson, A., & Bäckman, O. (2020). Participation and Frequency in Criminal Convictions across 25 Successive Birth Cohorts: Collectivity, Polarization, or Convergence? Justice Quarterly, 1-24.

Estrada, F., Nilsson, A. & Pettersson, T. (2019). The female offender - A century of registered crime and daily press reporting on women’s crimeNordic Journal of Criminology 20.2 (2019): 138-156.

Bäckman, O., Estrada, F., & Nilsson, A. (2018). Locked Up and Locked Out? The Impact of Imprisonment on Labour Market AttachmentThe British Journal of Criminology.

Bäckman, O., Estrada, F. & Nilsson, A. (2017). Substance Abuse, Crime and the Life Course. In: Blokland, A., & van der Geest, V. (Eds.). The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology. Routledge.

Estrada, F., Nilsson, A. & Bäckman, O, (2017). The gender gap in crime is decreasing, but who’s growing equal to whomSociologisk forskning 54(4), 359-363.

Nilsson, A., Estrada, F., & Bäckman, O. (2016). The unequal crime drop: Changes over time in the distribution of crime among individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds. European Journal of Criminology.

Bäckman, O., & Nilsson, A. (2016). Long-term consequences of being not in employment, education or training as a young adult. Stability and change in three Swedish birth cohorts. European Societies, 18(2), 136-157.

Aaltonen, M., Skardhamar, T., Nilsson, A., Højsgaard Andersen, L., Bäckman, O., Estrada, F., & Danielsson, P. (2016). Comparing Employment Trajectories before and after First Imprisonment in Four Nordic Countries. British Journal of Criminology.

Estrada, Felipe, Olof Bäckman, and Anders Nilsson (2016). The Darker Side of Equality? The Declining Gender Gap in Crime: Historical Trends and an Enhanced Analysis of Staggered Birth Cohorts. British Journal of Criminology, 56(6): 1272-1290.

Nilsson, A, Bäckman, O & Estrada, F (2014). Offending, drug abuse and life chances: a longitudinal study of a Stockholm birth cohort. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 15(2), 128-142.

Bäckman, O, Estrada, F, Nilsson, A & Shannon, D (2014). The life course of young male and female offenders: stability or change between different birth cohorts? British Journal of Criminology, 54(3): 393-410.

Estrada, F, Flyghed, J, Nilsson, A & Bäckman, K (2014). Why are occupational safety crimes increasing? Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 15(1):3-18.

Shannon, D, Bäckman, O, Estrada, F & Nilsson, A (2014). ”Youth and Crime in Sweden”. In Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford University Press: New York.

Nilsson, A, Bäckman, O  and Estrada, F (2013). Involvement in Crime, Individual Resources and Structural Constraints. Processes of Cumulative (Dis)Advantage in a Stockholm Birth Cohort. British Journal of Criminology, 53 (2): 297-318.

Estrada, F and Nilsson, A (2012). Does it cost more to be a female offender? Feminist Criminology, 7(3), 196-219 

Nilsson, A and Estrada, F (2011). Established or excluded. A longitudinal study of criminality, work and family formation. European Journal of Criminology, 8(3), 229-245.

Alm, S and Nilsson, A (2011). Cause for concern or moral panic? The prospects of the Swedish mods in retrospect. Journal of Youth Studies, 14(7), 777-793.

Bäckman, O and Nilsson, A (2011). Pathways to Social Exclusion. A Life-Course Study. European Sociological Review, 27: 107-123.

Estrada, F, Nilsson, A, Jerre, K and Wikman, S (2010). Violence at Work - The Emergence of a Social Problem Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 11(1): 46-65

Nilsson, A and Estrada, F (2009). Criminality and life-chances. A longitudinal study of crime, childhood circumstances and living conditions (PDF). Department of Criminology Report series 2009:3.

Estrada, F and Nilsson, A. (2008). Segregation and exposure to property crime – the significance of neighbourhood resources and individual risk factors. The European Journal of Criminology, 5(2):191-214.

Nilsson, A and Estrada, F (2007). Risky neighbourhood or individuals at risk? The significance of neighbourhood conditions for violent victimisation in residential areas. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 8(1):2-21.

Bäckman, O. and Nilsson, A. (2007). Childhood Poverty and Labour Market Exclusion. Findings from a Swedish Birth Cohort.  Findings from a Swedish Birth Cohort. Arbetsrapport, Institutet för Framtidsstudier; 2007:13.

Nilsson, A. and Estrada, F. (2006). The Inequality of Victimization. Trends in Exposure to Crime among Rich and Poor. The European Journal of Criminology. 3: 387-412.

Estrada, F. and Nilsson, A. (2004). Exposure to threatening and violent behaviour among single mothers. British Journal of Criminology. 44:2, 168-187.

Nilsson, A. (2003), Living conditions, social exclusion and recidivism among prison inmates. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 4:1, 57-83.

Nilsson, A. and Estrada, F. (2003). Victimisation, Inequality and Welfare during an Economic Recession. A Study of Self Reported Victimisation in Sweden 1988-1999  British Journal of Criminology, 43:4, 655-672.

Nilsson, A. (2002). Fånge i marginalen. Uppväxtvillkor, levnadsförhållanden och återfall i brott bland fångar. [Confined to the margins. The childhood, living conditions and recidivism of prison inmates. Dissertation in Swedish with English summary] Avhandlingsserie nr. 8. Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet

Last updated: January 22, 2021

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