Jerzy Sarnecki

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Swedish criminologist

Why Is Jerzy Sarnecki Influential?

Jerzy Sarnecki is a professor of criminology at Stockholm University. He studied geodesy as an undergraduate before earning a Ph.D. in sociology from Stockholm University. During his schooling, he worked at youth recreation centres, which led to his later work as a researcher of juvenile delinquency for the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention.

He served as Division Head at the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention until he became a professor of criminology at Stockholm University. He has intermittently served as head of the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University, a member of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology, and vice-president of the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology.

He has been president of the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology since 2004 and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology since 2005. He is also a frequently sought expert for Swedish media, with appearances on Dagens Eko, Radio P4, and Godmorgon, varlden!.

He has recently been reexamining his positions on socioeconomics of crime, noting inconsistencies in the reporting of rape in Sweden based on immigration status which may be attributable to socioeconomics rather than cultural or assimilation-issues. His research into the matter is ongoing.

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According to Wikipedia, Jerzy Sarnecki is a Swedish and Polish professor in criminology at Stockholm University in Sweden. Sarnecki was born in 1947 in Warsaw, Poland. His family is Jewish. During the 1968 Polish political crisis, his father was fired, allegedly because he was Jewish.

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