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Lena Landström

My research and teaching are mainly within criminal procedure and criminal justice, with particular focus on the legal responsibilities and powers of police officers and prosecutors.

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Law
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as associate professor at Police Education Unit at Umeå University
Location
Polisutbildningshuset, Humanioragränd 3 Umeå universitet, 907 36 Umeå

Background

LL.M. 1990, LL.D. 2011. I have been working at the Department of Law since 2001 and currently serve as Deputy Head of Department. Previously I worked in the Swedish courts system, completed the Swedish education training for judges (appointed associate judge 1997), and served as a Swedish prosecutor (1999-2001). I am a member of the disciplinary committee at Umeå University.

Research

My research has mainly been within criminal justice and policing, where I have been particularly interested in the legal responsibilities and powers of Swedish police and prosecutors. Currently I work within the research project Victims of Racism (in Swedish Offer för rasism), conducting a study of police reports and preliminary investigative material.

In recent years I have been project leader in the research project Policing in Sweden – Efficiency and Rule of Law in Police Work. Publications stemming from the project is to be find on this site, in Publications.

My dissertation – The Prosecutor as Gatekeeper – was about the Swedish prosecutor’s powers to decide which criminal cases ought (or ought not) be investigated, prosecuted, and tried in court. Specifically I studied the legal regulation of issues of prosecution and the duty to investigate. 

I am also a member of the advisory panel for a  five-year research project Police and Prosecution Law (in Norwegian Politi- og Påtalerett), at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, 44
Svensk Juristtidning, Föreningen för utgivande av Svensk Juristtidning 2020, (8) : 665-691
Hjertstedt, Mattias; Landström, Lena
Policing & society, Routledge 2020, Vol. 30, (9) : 1061-1080
Landström, Lena; Eklund, Niklas; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, Kriminalistisk Institut 2020, (3) : 268-286
Landström, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Vänbok till Ulf Israelsson, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2020 : 21-24
Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, Köpenhamn: Djøf Forlag 2019, Vol. 96, (1) : 35-55
Eklund, Niklas; Landström, Lena
Festskrift till Örjan Edström, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2019 : 275-292
Landström, Lena; Henning-Mäki, Anna-Karin
Polisen: verksamhet och arbete, Stockholm: Liber 2018 : 331-336
Eklund, Niklas; Landström, Lena
Stockholm: Liber 2018
Polisen: verksamhet och arbete, Stockholm: Liber 2018 : 15-24
Eklund, Niklas; Landström, Lena
Polisen: verksamhet och arbete, Stockholm: Liber 2018 : 233-256
Hellström, Olof; Landström, Lena
Jubileumsskrift till Juridiska institutionen 40 år, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2017 : 193-206
Landström, Lena
Nordic Police Research Seminar: Proceedings - Oslo 8th-9th September 2016, Oslo: Politihøgskolen 2017 : 73-86
Landström, Lena; Eklund, Niklas
Brottsoffer: rättsliga perspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2016 : 25-45
Landström, Lena
Tidskrift utgiven av juridiska föreningen Finland, (5-6) : 493-509
Landström, Lena
Festskrift till Christian Diesen
Landström, Lena
Polisen - verksamhet och arbete, Malmö: Liber 2013 : 9-18
Eklund, Niklas; Landström, Lena
Malmö: Liber 2013
Lärande för juridikens praktik: 20 år med PBL vid juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet
Landström, Lena
Polisen: Verksamhet och arbete
Landström, Lena; Hellström, Olof
Lärande för juridikens praktik: 20 år med PBL vid juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2013 : 11-18
Landström, Lena; Lindberg, Ola
Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, 24
Landström, Lena
Juridisk Tidskrift vid Stockholms universitet, Stockholm: Jure AB 2009, Vol. 2008/09, (2) : 296-310
Granström, Görel; Landström, Lena; Mannelqvist, Ruth
Rapporter och texter från juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, 3
Granström, Görel; Landström, Lena; Mannelqvist, Ruth; et al.
Granström, Görel; Landström, Lena; Mannelqvist, Ruth; et al.
Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, 2006:14
Boström, Viola; Häggqvist, Erik; Landström, Lena; et al.
Brottsoffer: ansvar och konsekvenser. Ett viktimologiskt forskningsseminarium i Umeå den 22 november 2005
Landström, Lena

I teach criminal procedure within Umeå University’s law program and within the Swedish Police Authority’s national training program for preliminary investigators. In addition I supervise master’s thesis projects and other individual written work for law students and police students. I also serve as an advisor to doctoral students in law.