Olof B

Olof Bäckman


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Works at Department of Criminology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 6
Room C 694
Postal address Kriminologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer of Criminology and Associate Professor of Sociology. My research concerns criminality, poverty, inequality, and social exclusion in a life-course perspective and how these processes interact with welfare state arrangements and other macro-level factors. I am involved in several research projects on these topics.

Recent publications

Aaltonen, Mikko, Torbjørn Skardhamar, Anders Nilsson, Lars Højsgaard Andersen, Olof Bäckman, Felipe Estrada and Petri Danielsson (2017) ‘Comparing employment trajectories before and after first imprisonment in four Nordic countries’. British Journal of Criminology, 57(4): 828–847. 

Bäckman, Olof (2017) ‘High School Dropout, Resource Attainment, and Criminal Convictions’. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54(5): 715–749.

Nilsson, Anders, Felipe Estrada and Olof Bäckman (2017) ‘The unequal crime drop. Changes over time in the distribution of crime among individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds’. European Journal of Criminology, 14(5): 586–605.

Bäckman, Olof, Felipe Estrada and Anders Nilsson (2017) ‘Substance Abuse, Crime and the Life Course’, in A.A.J. Blokland and V.R. van der Geest (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology, Abingdon Oxon: Routledge. 

Bäckman, Olof and Kenneth Nelson, ‘The Egalitarian Paradise?’ (2017) in Peter Nedergaard and Anders Wivel (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics, Abingdon Oxon: Routledge.

Kahlmeter, Anna, Olof Bäckman, and Lars Brännström (2018) ‘Increased economic hardship in the wake of eviction. A Prospective Study’. European Sociological Review, 34(1): 106–119.

Bäckman, Olof, Felipe Estrada, and Anders Nilsson (2018) ‘Locked up and locked out? The impact of imprisonment on labour market attachment’. British Journal of Criminology, 58(5): 1044–1065.

Bäckman, Olof, Vibeke Jakobsen, Thomas Lorentzen and Eva Österbacka (2018) ‘Early School Leaving and Labour Market Inclusion in the Nordic Countries’, in Rune Halvorsen and Bjørn Hvinden (eds.) Youth, Diversity and Employment: Comparative Perspectives on Labour Market Policies, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Lorentzen, Thomas, Olof Bäckman, Ilari Ilmakunnas, and Timo Kauppinen (2019) ‘Pathways to Adulthood: Sequences in the School-to-Work Transition in Finland, Norway and Sweden’. Social Indicators Research, 141: 1285–1305


Most cited:

Bäckman, Olof and Anders Nilsson (2011) ‘Pathways to Social Exclusion – A Life Course Study’, European Sociological Review, 27: 107–123.


Last updated: April 29, 2019

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