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Jukka Savolainen, PhD

Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, , Wayne State University

Director, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

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Dr. Jukka Savolainen, PhD is Director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, which facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology. In addition to his academic career, he has held senior-level positions at criminal justice policy institutes in New York and his native Finland. Dr. Savolainen has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, most of which examine causes of crime, violence, or delinquency. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Norwegian Research Council, among other sources. Dr. Savolainen serves on the editorial boards of multiple international journals, including Homicide Studies and the International Criminal Justice Review.

Research Interests

Dr. Savolainen's research interests include etiological studies of criminal offending, violence, and victimization.

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