Polamk seminaarit - Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Professor Petter Gottschalk
Dept. of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
BI Norwegian Business School

Petter Gottschalk is teaching courses on Financial Crime and White-Collar Crime at BI Norwegian School of Management, where he is a Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organization. He has been president of ABB Datacables and the Norwegian Computing Center.


Wednesday, 7th November
13.15 - 14.15
Petter Gottschalk: Policing White-Collar Crime

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Professor Abby Peterson
Dept. of Sociology, Gothenburg University

Abby Peterson's research is mainly focused on the fields of political sociology and criminology and she has published extensively on social movement theory, policing and ethnic minority youth. In addition to directing the Swedish research for a European Council Research Collaboration entitled "Caught in the act of protest: Contextualizing contestation", Peterson is the principal investigator for the six-year research programme, "Policing Ethnicity", which is financed by the Swedish Research Council on Working Life.


Thursday, 8th November
9.00 - 10.00
Abby Peterson: Racism and the Consequences of Racism in a Major Swedish Police Authority

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Professor Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi
Dept. of Law, University of Turku

Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi works as a professor of Sociology of Law and Criminology at the University of Turku. She has studied extensively the area of economic crime control and the problems of policing health and safety crimes in Finland. She has sole-authored and co-authored in the area of corporate crime with Steve Tombs, Erja Virta and Dave Whyte. The articles have appeared, e.g., in Business and Politics, Policing and Society, Sociology, Crime Law and Social Change, Critical Criminology and Innovation. She has written The Dynamics of Economic Crime Control (2003, Police College of Finland) and has also published a textbook on the investigation of safety crimes (Punishable insecurity at work 2006). Her recent and ongoing studies have concentrated on the effects of the Act dealing with contractor’s obligations and liability when work is contracted, occupational health and safety regulations and the misuse of migrant labour.


Thursday, 8th November
13.30 - 14.30
Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi: Policing Corporate Crime

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Professor Jennifer Brown
Mannheim Centre, Dept. of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Jennifer Brown's research interests focus on police occupational culture and include an examination of how this affects the experiences of women in policing and also the role it plays in exacerbating or alleviating stress. The masculine ethos that pervades policing has implications in the way in which officers deal with stress and also the manner in which women officers are perceived.

Jennifer is also involved in on-going research that examines decision making when investigating serious crime, such as murder and rape investigations. Brown is currently working with a colleague on a project that looks at the effectiveness of specialist rape investigation squads.

At present, Jennifer Brown is the deputy chair of an Independent Commission looking into the future of policing in England and Wales. There are many new ideas being mooted such as privatising more administrative functions, the direct entry of supervising ranks and the introduction of police crime commissioners. The report will be made in March 2013.


Friday, 9th November
11.00 - 12.00
Jennifer Brown: Can you help us, professor? Some examples of academic research helping the police with their enquiries and intervening in the health of officers and the diversity of organisation

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