Amir Rostami

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I am a Professor of Criminology and scientific leader at the University of Gävle. I obtained my Ph.D. in sociology from Stockholm University in 2016. I first trained as a police officer. Additionally, I am a member of the Homeland Security Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and an affiliated researcher at the Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience at Rutgers University. I also hold a Distinguished Fellowship at the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute in Canada. In 2021, I was appointed as the special investigator for the 2021 contribution fraud investigation (S 2021:03).

Currently, I serve as the research leader at the Institute for Futures Studies for 4C – The Swedish Consortium for the study of Contemporary Criminal Collaboration. 4C is a Swedish research consortium supported by international researchers, aiming to systematically examine and understand how criminal collaborations arise, persist, and interact with each other, as well as the life courses of individuals involved or formerly involved in these environments. 4C utilizes extensive longitudinal Swedish registry data on crime, demographics, health, and business engagement, along with advanced analytical methods suitable for these research questions, such as network analysis, econometric models, and systematic reviews of risk factors.

Three recently published works