Online newspaper of the university of Oslo about Leif Persson

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Online newspaper of the university of Oslo about Leif Persson

Post  mumof6 on Fri May 19, 2017 8:45 am

Interesting for the casual way it talks about the Madeleine McCann case, and who "did" it. I have google translated it, and it shows, sorry about that.


https://www.uniforum.uio.no/leserbrev/2017/leif-gw-persson--krimprofessoren-som-ble-et-svensk.html

Leif GW Persson - Crime professor who became a Swedish media oracle

For media is and remains his professor, soon in one subject, soon in the other. It writes uniforum guest writer Sigurd Allern about media darling Leif GW Persson.
By Professor Emeritus Sigurd Allern
Published 18 May 2017 11:03Share on Share on email share on Facebook Share on Twitter

PROFESSOR: No, that source he is Sweden's most famous and talked about Professor , apparently in both criminology and police science, writes uniforum guest writer Sigurd Allern about Leif GW Persson.
Photo: Ola Sæther
One of Sweden's most popular, quoted and beloved people is crime writer Leif Gustav Willy Persson (71), popularly known as GW. Professor Title, he also, and it is used frequently when he is interviewed. Something that the Swedish media, especially Expressen, do all the time. GW resolves moreover increasingly criminal cases, often in multiple TV channels simultaneously. The final format is a review of ancient and spectacular murder stories ( "GWS murder") in TV4. There strolling he around with stick at old crime scenes, while he (according to channel creative) deep dolls in the reports and "lay bare the essential details", helped by engineered 'documentary images' and languorous film music.
He has obviously handedly solved Palm murder (a police conspiracy) and knows with statistical certainty that it was the mother who killed British Madeleine McCann during vacation trip to Portugal in 2007. GW resolves not only old police crimes, but makes statements also more than happy to both of guilt and punishment in the new murder stories - before the trials are concluded. That a person acquitted by the court for a murder charge, is also no obstacle to judge him on the GW-TV.
The British concept of contempt of court does not apply in Sweden and in GWS favorite media is also the ethics of journalism - in his case - suspended. In Expressen can mostly GW takes in, hit the headlines in today's löpsedel , whether he even police or a politician - or explains what he is doing to get rid of some of their many kilos.
GWS medial market as the source and soothsayer is too large
SVT journalist Tom Alandh recently wrote about GW phenomenon in Dagens Nyheter and stated that if Sweden was not a kingdom but should elect the president, would naturally Leif GW Persson, Sweden's biggest TV personality of all time get the job. Nobody Does It Better! But, let Alandh with gentle irony: "Kanske borde he ransonera its buffer charm och vara little more nogräknad in vilka samma he hung förmedlar sina knowledgeable. A television channel board rack. Och bara one löpsedel in veckan ".
He is unlikely to be heard, GWS medial market as the source and soothsayer is too large. As media researcher, I have also noted how important it is for editors to tie his oracle status to academic Pontifical: GWS status linked in such contexts never to his fame as a literary mystery writer, although it is here that he has conquered his place in the national soul and added something of the foundation of his fortune (he tends to boast that he earns more than himself Jan Guillou). No, that source he is Sweden's most famous and talked about Professor , apparently in both criminology and police science. TV4 has recently introduced yet another occupational category and appointed the 71-year-old pensioner to "criminalize professor".
When I a decade ago moved to Stockholm, I wondered for a while if the media's diligent use of the professor title built on free dikning, but it was simply not the case. Leif GW Persson started in the early 70s a running track as a social scientist, and defended a thesis in sociology on theoretical and methodological issues related to the analysis of hidden crime in 1980 ( Hidden Criminality , 52 pages). Both in the 70s and early 80s, he wrote articles, reports - yes, even a book in the field, and qualified for a docent position at Stockholm University, which he received in 1982.
Leif GW Persson not only professor title, but for safety's sake also higher wages than most Stockholm Professors
GW had before it managed to get sacked as adviser at the National Police because he was betrayed as a source of Dagens Nyheter reports about the former Justice Minister Lennart Geijer had been a customer of prostitute. After this began GW with great success in his career as a mystery writer. He was also quickly taken into the bureaucratic heat. In 1991 he became, after an expert assessment, appointed by the government of Sweden's first (and last and only) professor in "Polisforskning". The office was added to the National Police Board, not to the university, and it was where the problems began. The institution had no research mission, and Polishögskolan is (unlike in Norway) no academic college.
Leif GW Persson not only professor title, but for safety's sake also higher wages than most Stockholm Professors. The scores were also defined as an old-fashioned "chair professor", in which the holder in practice could not be dismissed because. lack of activity or work. In 1998, moreover, "research mission" moved from the National Police Board to Brottsförebyggande Council (SUDDEN), where it was eventually merged with other criminological research.
GW then went back to the National Police Board as polisprofessor without research duties, without research colleagues and without students to guide. The scientific publications from his hand after 1991 are few, thin and most of the report type. Crime novels came, however, from 2002, like pearls on a string.
Eventually this led eventually to a public debate. "Polisforskning in kris", summed Polistidningen 5 September 2007 and noted that the research world is sharply critical of polisprofessorns efforts. Rolf Graner, one lecturer at police training in Vaxjo who defended in 2004 for a thesis entitled "Occupation polis", stated to Polistidningen he having read much interesting in the crime novels of GW, had tried to find useful information about the police profession in his scientific work but without result: "It goes ju inte att refers to a deckare in a thesis."
Criticism came not only from researcher hold and criminologists. Björn Eriksson, a former chief of Rikspolisen which helped to suggest Leif GW Persson as the country's first professor of police research, summed up the result with these winged words: "Sedan also has Leif GW Persson inte presterat någonting".
It is undoubtedly proper respect. research, but otherwise misleading. GW is performing all the time, and - as seen from the commercialized journalism viewpoint - the perfect academic source. He has a bright head, large practical knowledge of police work, speaks understandable and popular, rarely take reservations and does not bring the facts or reservations that destroys tip formulations. Moreover, he is apparently available with a scathing comment at all hours.
Then it does not come with sour objections that he flout the requirement for research-based knowledge and without any connection to Academia. For media is and remains his professor, soon in one subject, soon in the other.
Blott Sweden Swedish krusbär have wrote 1800s poet Carl Johan Almqvist Love. And only Sweden has a media oracle as GW.

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