Jukka Savolainen

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

Brief Biography

Jukka Savolainen is director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, which facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology. Dr. Savolainen earned his Ph.D. in sociology at SUNY-Albany (1996) with concentrations in criminology and family demography. Prior to joining the ICPSR (2015), he was professor of criminology and criminal justice at University of Nebraska. 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. Examples of this work include studies of the effects of alcohol on violent offending and the role of employment in desistance from crime. 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 is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, and he serves on the editorial boards of multiple international journals, including Homicide Studies and the International Criminal Justice Review.

Recent Publications

Mason, W. Alex ... Jukka Savolainen et al. (2016) "Cumulative contextual risk at birth in relation to adolescent substance use, conduct problems, and risky sex: General and specific predictive associations in a Finnish birth cohort." Addictive Behaviors 58: 161-166.

Elina Hemminki ... Jukka Savolainen et al. (2016) "Antidepressant use and violent crimes among young people: a longitudinal examination of the Finnish 1987 birth cohort." Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-207265

Kivivuori, Janne, Jukka Savolainen, and Mikko Aaltonen (2016) "The revenge motive in delinquency: Prevalence and predictors." Acta Sociologica 59: 69-84.

Savolainen, Jukka et al. (2015) "Social mobility and crime: Evidence from a total birth cohort." British Journal of Criminology 55(1): 164-183.

Skardhamar, Torbjørn, Jukka Savolainen et al. (2015) "Does marriage reduce crime? A systematic review of research". Forthcoming in Crime & Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 44.

Savolainen, Jukka et al. (2015) "Pubertal development and sexual intercourse among adolescent girls: An examination of direct, mediated, and spurious pathways." Youth & Society 47(4) 520-538.

Savolainen, Jukka et al. (2015) "The path from childhood behavioral disorders to felony offending: Investigating the role of adolescent drinking, peer marginalization, and school failure." Criminal Behavior and Mental Health 25: 375?388.

Schwartz, Joseph. A., Savolainen, Jukka et al. (2015) "Intelligence and criminal behavior in a total birth cohort: An examination of functional form, dimensions of intelligence, and the nature of offending." Intelligence 51:109-118.

Skardhamar, Torbjørn and Jukka Savolainen. (2014) "Changes in criminal offending around the time of job entry: A study of employment and desistance". Criminology 52(2): 263-291.

Miettunen, Jouko ... Jukka Savolainen et al. (2014) "Longitudinal associations between childhood and adulthood externalizing and internalizing psychopathology and adolescent substance use." Psychological Medicine 44(8): 1727-38.

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