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 ongoing postdoctoral research deals with welfare of prisoners convicted by reason of reduced responsibility. My research interests are sociological research of criminal responsibility and sociology of mental health and illness.

Contact info

Organization

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School

Publications

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 - )

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 (01/2019-12/2020)
Violence risk assessment and management in Finland (04/2020-09/2021)
Julkisen oikeusavun tulorajat (06/2020-08/2021)

Research groups