Linnéa Osterman

Dr Linnéa Osterman BSc, MSc, PhD, PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Dr Linnéa Osterman
BSc, MSc, PhD, PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

I joined the criminology team at the University of Greenwich in spring 2016. Having worked in a variety of academic and research roles over the last 10 years, I most recently led a national research project with the Restorative Justice Council on female offenders' experiences of restorative justice. I completed my doctorate in Criminology at the University of Surrey at the end of 2015, in which I comparatively explored the female journey through crime and criminal justice in Sweden and England.

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

  • Criminology Disability Liaison Officer
  • BSC Women, Crime & Criminal Justice Steering Group Member
  • Gender and crime; cross-national comparative criminology; female offenders; restorative justice; desistance; Nordic criminal justice; qualitative research methods.

Funded research projects

  • Longitudinal Perspectives on female Desistance (2017-2018) [REF Development Grant]
  • Österman, L. and Masson, I. (2018) 'Restorative Justice with Female Offenders: The Neglected role of Gender in Restorative Conferencing'. Feminist Criminology, Vol. 13(1)
  • Masson, I. and Österman, L. (2017) 'Working with female offenders in restorative justice frameworks: effective and ethical practice'. The Probation Journal, Vol. 64(4)
  • Österman, L. (accepted) 'Lessons about female ex-offender employment support from a European neighbour: Gender-responsive multiagency work programmes and the use of wage subsidy schemes in Sweden'. British Journal of Community Justice
  • Österman, L. (2018) Penal Cultures and Female Desistance. London: Routledge
  • Österman, L. (under review) 'Qualitative perspectives on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and criminal justice: Female ex-offenders' narratives of diagnosis in the Swedish criminal justice system'.
  • Osterman, L. (2018) Penal Cultures and Female Desistance. London: Routledge
  • Osterman, L. and Masson (in print) 'Restorative Justice with Female Offenders: The Neglected role of Gender in Restorative Conferencing'. Feminist Criminology
  • Masson, L. and Osterman L. (in print) 'Working with female offenders in restorative justice frameworks: effective and ethical practice'. Probation Journal
  • Osterman, L. (under review) 'Lessons about Female Ex-offender Employment Support from a European Neighbour: Gender-responsive Multiagency Work programmes and the use of Wage Subsidy Schemes in Sweden'
  • Osterman, L. (forthcoming) Penal Cultures and Female Desistance. London: Routledge
  • Osterman, L. and Masson, I. (2016) 'Making restorative justice work for women who have offended'. A Restorative Justice Council Research Report
  • Osterman, L. (2015) '''Nordic exceptionalism' versus 'Anglophone excess' in the context of desistance: Female routes out of crime and criminal justice in Sweden and England'. Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin

Browse our publications database

  • Osterman, L. (2017) 'A critical exploration of female ex-offenders' narratives of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis in the Swedish criminal justice system'. European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Cardiff (13-16th Sep.)
  • Osterman, L. (2016) 'Restorative justice with women who have committed an offence: The neglected role of gender in restorative conferencing. The British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Nottingham
  • Osterman, L. (2014) 'Nordic Exceptionalism' versus 'Anglophone Excess'?  A cross-national qualitative analysis of female experiences of criminal justice in Sweden and England. The American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, San Francisco
  • Osterman, L. (2014) Female Routes Out of Crime in Cross-National Contexts: A structural call for opening societal doors and investing in community capitals. Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Liverpool
  • Osterman, L. (2014) Stories Across Borders: How female ex-offenders make sense of their journey through crime and criminal justice in cross-national contexts. Research Exchange, Gothenburg University/Sweden
  • Osterman, L. (2013)The Swedish Criminal Justice System: The Female Experience. The Dame Phyllis Frost Center, Department of Justice, Victoria/Australia
  • Osterman, L. (2013)A Qualitative perspective on an 'exceptional' penal setting: A brief insight into female ex-offenders lived experiences of crime and criminal justice in Sweden. Monash University, Criminology Seminar Series, Melbourne/Australia

Browse our publications database