MIISA TöRöLä

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Soc. Sc.

Sociology


I work as a postdoctoral reseacher at UEF Law School. I received my PhD (Sociology) in 2019. My PhD Thesis was on evaluating the pathways of Finnish offenders into forensic psychiatric hospitals. My research interests are sociological research of criminal responsibility, prison, forensic psychiatric hospital, and offender rehabilitation.

Contact info

Organization

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School

Email

miisa.torola@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 388 6576

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Teaching Activities

I teach on courses “Research in Law and Welfare” and “Research Methods in Criminology”.

Societal Activities

Westermarck Society member (2004 - ) Finnish Association for Legal and Social Sciences member (2014 - ) Finnish Criminological Association member (2020 - ) European Criminological Association member (2019 - ) European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group member (2020 -) Member of the editorial of the Kriminologia journal (2020-)

Research groups and research projects

  • Welfare of prisoners convicted by reason of reduced responsibility (05/2019-)
  • The development and the effects of the mental state examination policies in Finland 1980-2020 (01/2019-04/2021)
  • Violence risk assessment and management in Finland (04/2020-09/2021)
  • Julkisen oikeusavun tulorajat (06/2020-08/2021)
  • Follow-up study of Selvä Kaista rehabilitation programme (2021)
  • Chain of events in spousal homicides against women (02/2021-09/2022)

RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF

Publications