Gun violence – what do we know and what to do?

Webinarium Thu 18 August 2022
time and place

Thursday 18 August 2022, 15:00–16:30
The meeting will take place as a webinar.

For several years, gun violence has increased significantly both in Sweden and in the US. Why is gun violence on the rise and how are we to combat it? We welcome you to join a conversation with professor emeritus Philip J. Cook and researchers from Malmö University.

Philip J. Cook is a professor emeritus of public policy and economics at Duke University, North Carolina. He has studied gun violence since the 1970s and is a pioneer in this field. Among other things, his research concerns the costs and consequences of the great supply of weapons and how we may address this issue. He has published his research in leading professional journals in the fields of economics, public policy, law, public health, medicine, and criminology. In 2020, he and a fellow researcher were awarded the prestigious Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

We encourage the audience to actively participate in the conversation. Feel free to ask the speakers questions. It will be possible to ask questions both in writing and verbally.

Please note that the meeting only occurs digitally and that it is organized in English.

The webinar is organized within the framework of the SNS research project Crime and Society.


Philip J. Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 2020 recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology and co-author of the books Gun Violence: The Real Costs and The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Manne Gerell, Associate Professor of Criminology at Malmö University. Gerell studies the geography of crime and gang violence, focusing on arson, gun violence and street violence.

Mia-Maria Magnusson, PhD in criminology, researcher at Malmö University and police officer. In her thesis, Magnusson mapped the open drug markets in Stockholm and created a model that may be used to assess the likelihood of future gun violence at these locations. As a police officer, Magnusson has extensive experience of the drug trade.

The conversation is moderated by Willy Silberstein, a former journalist at the news desk of Swedish Radio.


This meeting is free of charge and open to SNS members,* researchers, the press and invited individuals.

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