To address the catastrophe we are witnessing in Sweden today with respect to serious violent crime, the government should appoint a national criminology coordinator, writes Ardavan Khoshnood and Sten Levander.
Economic crime may be higher in areas such as Limhamn and Västra hamnen, but these are crimes where the police usually do not need to launch massive raids, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, associate professor in emergency medicine at Lund University and criminologist.
The corona outbreak is a threat to Sweden’s national security. It risks leading to an increase in foreign powers’ activities, terrorist attacks, organized crime and social unrest, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, specialist physician, criminologist and political scientist.
An infectious disease such as covid-19 threatens both human security and national security. A political instability as a result of poor economy, reduced confidence in social institutions, general demoralization and fear, can also have consequences that directly threaten Sweden’s security, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, physician and criminologist.
Iran and Russia may both have a strong strategic interest in reducing U.S. influence in the region, but there are no guarantees that the alliance between them is a permanent one.
In recent years, Sweden has tightened its legislation in a number of areas which provides the society good opportunities for combating street violence, writes Criminologist Ardavan Khoshnood.
There are few indications that the wave of shootings in Swedish cities has reached its peak. The violence is basically related to the drug trade, but also has a self-reinforcing feature where revenge and honor are at the center, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, criminologist at Malmö University.
Because of several reasons, Margot Wallström should have abstained from the meeting with Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Islamic regime already has enough forums to pursue its political agenda. When the meeting still takes place, Wallström must highlight important criticisms, write Arvin Khoshnood and Ardavan Khoshnood.
In the last three years, Malmö has had 26 fatal shootings. After that the police became tougher with among other an effective reconnaissance work, point marking of leading criminals, cooperation with other authorities and an investment in defector activities, violence with firearms has decreased significantly, writes criminologist Ardavan Khoshnood.