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Manne Gerell
Senior Lecturer

Research on crime & place, studying outcomes of violent crime, fear of crime, disorder and arson.

Currently mostly working on the issue of vulnerable neighborhoods - deprived neighborhoods impacted by criminal networks as defined by the national police in Sweden. This is done in two separate but related projects. The first, which for my part is unfinanced, is about increasing our understanding for gangviolence, in particular gun violence, and is done in collaboration with Joakim Sturup and Amir Rostami and others. The project has so far resulted in three published papers, one on near repeat patterns for gun violence, one updated analysis on gun violence and hand grenade detonations, and one of trends for gun violence in Sweden.

The other project is a development project with the national police, funded by the civil contingencies agency, where we work with police departments in four cities to assist them in developing a better understanding of vulnerable neighborhoods and how to work there.

In 2017 I worked on a project funded by K2 to improve our understanding of risk for violence by local bus stops.

Other recent publications are on stability and change of near repeat burglary patterns (with Laura Hoppe, European Journal of Criminology), on the geographical unreliabiliy of police data (Nordic Policing) and on the police intervention at a drug hot spot in the city of Malmö (with Ina Hennen, also in Nordic Policing).

My PHD thesis was on neighborhoods, collective efficacy and crime. Key findings were that neighborhood processes are likely best understood if neighborhoods are defined on a smaller geographical scale - micro-neighborhoods - and that collective efficacy is a very strong predictor of street violence, but not of out doors arson.

Studying the spatial distribution of criminological outcomes by using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and statistical analysis, sometimes combined with key informant and/or focus group interviews.

Developed a mobile phone based method for measurement and analysis of grafitti and vandalism through Systematic Social Observation (SSO) departing from Sampson & Raudenbusch (1999) that has been employed to better understand the geography of physical disorder and social disorganization.

@mannegerell on twitter

Blogg: Kriminologiska funderingar

Contact details
Visiting address: Jan Waldenströms gata 25
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:46

  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Nilvall, Kim, Englund, Peder, Rieck, Jesper, Essman, Anders, Grimbeck, Lars (red./ed.) | Hallin, Per Olof, Gerell, Manne (2016) "Metodstödets teoretiska ramverk" 43-51, Polismyndigheten,

    Nationella Operativa Avdelningen, Polismyndigheten (red./ed.) | Hallin, Per Olof, Gerell, Manne (2015) "Sociala risker och kollektiv förmåga" 9-12, Polismyndigheten, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Doctoral thesis
    Gerell, Manne (2017) Neighborhoods without community : collective efficacy and crime in Malmö, Sweden. Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society, 80, ISBN 9789171047465, 9789171047472, . (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Sturup, Joakim, Rostami, Amir, Mondani, Hernan, Gerell, Manne, Sarnecki, Jerzy, Edling, Christofer (2019) "Increased Gun Violence Among Young Males in Sweden : a Descriptive National Survey and International Comparison" European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research;, 365-378, Springer, ISSN 0928-1371, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Sturup, Joakim, Gerell, Manne, Rostami, Amir (2019) "Explosive violence: A near-repeat study of hand grenade detonations and shootings in urban Sweden" European Journal of Criminology;, 1-17, Sage, ISSN 1477-3708, DOI [länk],

    Gerell, Manne (2018) "Quantifying the geographic (un)reliability of police data" Nordisk politiforskning;2, 157-171, Idunn, ISSN 1894-8693, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Hoppe, Laura, Gerell, Manne (2018) "Near-repeat burglary patterns in Malmö : Stability and change over time" European Journal of Criminology;, 1-15, Sage, ISSN 1477-3708, DOI [länk],

    Gerell, Manne (2018) "Bus Stops and Violence, Are Risky Places Really Risky?" European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research;, 1-21, Springer, ISSN 1572-9869, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Gerell, Manne (2017) "Collective efficacy and arson : The case of Malmö" Journal of Scandinavian studies in criminology and crime prevention;1, 35-51, Routledge, ISSN 1404-3858, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Sturup, Joakim, Rostami, Amir, Gerell, Manne, Sandholm, Anders (2017) "Near repeat shootings in contemporary Sweden 2011 to 2015" Security Journal;, 1-20, Palgrave Macmillan, ISSN 1743-4645, DOI [länk],

    Gerell, Manne (2017) "Smallest is Better? : The Spatial Distribution of Arson and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem" Journal of Quantitative Criminology;2, 293-318, Springer, ISSN 1573-7799, DOI [länk],

    Gerell, Manne (2016) "Hot Spot Policing With Actively Monitored CCTV Cameras : Does it Reduce Assaults in Public Places?" International Criminal Justice Review;2, 187-201, Sage, ISSN 1556-3855, DOI [länk],

    Gerell, Manne, Kronkvist, Karl (2016) "Violent Crime, Collective Efficacy and City-Centre Effects in Malmö" British Journal of Criminology;, Oxford, ISSN 0007-0955, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Gerell, Manne (2015) "Collective efficacy, neighborhood and geographical units of analysis : findings from a case study of Swedish residential neighborhoods" European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research;3, 385-406, Springer, ISSN 0928-1371, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Bohman, Helena, Gerell, Manne, Lundsten, Jonas, Tykesson, Mona (2013) Stadens bränder. D. 2, Fördjupning. Malmö högskola, Institutionen för urbana studier, 52, ISBN 9789198105803, ISSN 1654-6881, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Gerell, Manne (2013) Bränder, skadegörelse, grannskap och socialt kapital. Malmö högskola, Institutionen för urbana studier, 226, ISBN 978-91-981058-1-0, ISSN 1654-6881, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Chapters in Monographs
    Ek, Richard, Gerell, Manne, Guldåker, Nicklas, Hallin, Per-Olof, Herbert, Mikaela, Nieminen Kristoffersson, Tuija, Nilsson, Annika, Tykesson, Mona (red./ed.) | Gerell, Manne, Hallin, Per-Olof (2014) Att arbeta med grannskapsutveckling och sociala risker. Malmö University Publications In Urban Studies, 127-141, ISBN 978-91-87997-00-6,

    Ek, Richard, Gerell, Manne, Guldåker, Nicklas, Hallin, Per-Olof, Herbert, Mikaela, Nieminen Kristoffersson, Tuija, Nilsson, Annika, Tykesson, Mona (red./ed.) | Gerell, Manne (2014) Grannskap och socialt kapital. Malmö University Publications In Urban Studies, 101-112, ISBN 978-91-87997-00-6,

    Madsen, Erik, Gerell, Manne (2019) Mål-processutvärdering av Trygg fotboll i Göteborg : Slutrapport av Brottsförebyggande Rådets ekonomiska stöd. BRÅ, 1-70, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Other publishing
    Gerell, Manne (2012) "Telefonen som redskap - Analys av klotter och skadegörelse på 2010-talet" 12, Kartografiska sällskapet, URL [länk],
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