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Amir Rostami. Foto: Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet.

Amir Mohammadi Rostami

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Arbetar vid Sociologiska institutionen
E-post amir.rostami@sociology.su.se
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Postadress Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Amir Rostami holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Stockholm University and is currently associate professor in criminology. Hi is also researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies and Visiting Fellow at Rutgers University. Rostami is also a seated member of the IACP Homeland Security Committee. He holds the rank of Police Superintendent at the Swedish Police and has served as senior advisor to the Swedish National coordinator to safeguarding democracy against violence extremism. His main research interest is the organizing dimensions of crime. 

Undervisning

  • Makt och social skiktning

  • Samhällsproblem

  • Social organisering

  • Etnicitet, mångfald och integration

  • B/C/D-uppsats

 

Forskning


Articles in refereed journals 

·     Carlsson, C., Rostami, A., Mondani, H., Sturup, J., Sarnecki, J., & Edling, C. (2019). A Life-Course Analysis of Engagement in Violent Extremist Groups. The British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azz048

.     Sturup, J., Gerell, M., & Rostami, A. (2019). Explosive violence: A near-repeat study of hand grenade detonations and shootings in urban Sweden. European Journal of Criminology.

·     Sturup, J., Rostami, A., Mondani, H., Gerell, M., Sarnecki, J., & Edling, C. (2018). Increased Gun Violence Among Young Males in Sweden: a Descriptive National Survey and International Comparison. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 

·       Rostami, A., Sturup, J., Mondani, H., Thevselius, P., Sarnecki, J., & Edling, C. (2018). The Swedish Mujahideen An exploratory study of 41 Swedish foreign fighters deceased in Iraq and Syria. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1463615

·       Rostami, A. (2017). Street-gang violence in Sweden is a growing concern. Sociologisk Forskning, 54, 365–368. 

·       Rostami, A., Mondani, H., Liljeros, F., & Edling, C. (2017). Criminal organizing applying the theory of partial organization to four cases of organized crime. Trends in Organized Crime. doi:10.1007/s12117-017-9315-6

·       Rostami, A., & Mondani, H. (2017). Organizing on two wheels: uncovering the organizational patterns of Hells Angels MC in Sweden. Trends in Organized Crime. doi:10.1007/s12117-017-9310-y 

·       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 chapters in edited volumes

·       Rostami, A. (forthcoming). De överlappande hoten: Organiserad brottslighet och våldsbejakande extremism och dess konsekvenser för det polisiära arbetet. In G. Larsson & S. Sorgenfrei (Eds.), Migration, religion och polisiärt arbete. Studentlitteratur.

·       Rostami, A. (2019). Organiserad brottslighet och våldsbejakande extremism som antagonistiska hot. In Häggström & Brun (Eds). Antagonistiska hot och dess påverkan på lokalsamhället. Försvarshögskolan.

·     Ahrne, G., & Rostami, A. (2019). How is ‘Organized Crime’ Organized? In G. Ahrne & N. Brunsson (Eds.), Organization outside Organizations edited by Göran Ahrne. Cambridge Core.

·    Gunnarson, C., & Rostami, A. (2019). Sweden: organised crime, politics and civil society. In F. Allum & S. Gilmour (Eds.), Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics (pp. 35–49).

·    Irwin-Rogers, K., Decker, S. H., Rostami, A., Stephenson, S., & Van Hellemont, E.(2019). European street gangs and urban violence. In I. Vojnovic, A. L. Pearson, G. Asiki, G. DeVerteuil, & A. Allen (Eds.), Handbook of Global Urban Health (1st Edition). Routledge.

·    Rostami, A., Mondani, H., Carlsson, C., Sturup, J., Sarnecki, J., & Edling, C. (2018). Våldsbejakande extremism och organiserad brottslighet i Sverige (No. 2018/4) (p. 104). Stockholm: Institutet för Framtidsstudier.

·    J.Sturup & A Rostami (2017). Organiserad antagonism: överlappningen mellan våldsbejakande extremism och organiserad brottslighet. I C. Edling & A. Rostami (red.), (2017). SOU 2017:67 Våldsbejakande extremism: En forskarantologi.

·    C. Edling & A. Rostami (red.), (2017). SOU 2017:67 Våldsbejakande extremism: En forskarantologi. 

·     Rostami, A. (2016). ”Våldets betydelse för organisering av kriminella gäng.” In C. Edling & A. Rostami (red.), 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: 7 maj 2020

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