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Jenny has a background in psychology with a main research interest in antisocial behaviour. Her research has focused on the development of antisocial behaviour over time, concurrent problems, and risk and protective factors to antisocial behaviour. Among other things, Jenny is interested in how personality affects the risk of committing crimes and more specifically, how personality interacts with social and contextual influences on crime.

Between 2007 and 2013, Jenny was responsible for the research project “A developmental perspective on antisocial behaviour: sex differences and similarities” financed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte). She has also been involved in the project “Adolescents at risk: the school environment, mental ill-health and delinquency” focusing on how school structural characteristics and individual characteristics influence adolescent delinquency.

Jenny has worked at CHESS since 2001, involved in both research and teaching. After receiving her PhD in 2006, she spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Developmental Research at Örebro University. She has also worked at the Department of Criminology at Malmö University. Between 2012 and 2015, she was the Director of Studies for the master’s programme. Since 2014, she is the Deputy Director of CHESS.


Väfors Fritz, M., Eklund, J. M., Liljeberg, J., & af Klinteberg, B. (2016). Quality of Life in Different Male Offender Groups – Possible Underlying Effects of Intelligence and Psychopathic Tendencies. Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology, 4(2).

Molero, Y., Larsson, A., Tengström, A. & Eklund, J. (2015). Are offending trajectories identified in population sample studies relevant for treatment settings? Comparing long-term offending trajectories in individuals treated for substance misused in adolescence to a matched general population sample. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, 25(5), 416-428.

Eklund, J.M., Fritzell, F. (2014). Keeping delinquency at bay: The role of the school context for impulsive and sensation-seeking adolescents. European Journal of Criminology, 11(6), 682–701.

Molero, Y., Larsson, A., Larm, P., Eklund, J., and Tengström, A. (2011). Violent, nonviolent, and substance-related offending over the life course in a cohort of males and females treated for substance misuse as youths. Aggressive Behavior, 37(4), 338-348.

Eklund, J. M., Freidenfelt, J., and af Klinteberg B. (2011). Delinquent behaviour patterns in adolescence: Development and associated personality traits. Personality and Mental Health, 5(3), 169-185.

Freidenfelt Liljeberg, J., Eklund, J. M., Väfors Fritz, M., and af Klinteberg, B. (2011). Poor school bonding and delinquency over time: Bidirectional effects and sex differences. Journal of Adolescence, 34(1), 1-9.

Eklund, J. M., Kerr, M., and Stattin, H. (2009). Romantic relationships and delinquent behaviour in adolescence: The moderating role of delinquency propensity. Journal of Adolescence, 33(3), 377-386.

Eklund, J. E., and af Klinteberg, B. (2009). Alcohol use and patterns of delinquent behaviour in male and female adolescents, 44(6), 607-614.

Eklund, J. M., and af Klinteberg, B. (2006). Stability of and change in criminal behaviour: a prospective study of young male lawbreakers and controls. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 5(1), 83-95.

Eklund, J. (2006). Tonåringar i riskzonen för långvarigt antisocialt beteende och alkoholproblem. Medicinsk access, 2, 34-37.

Eklund, J. M. (2005). Adolescents at risk of persistent antisocial behaviour and alcohol problems: The role of behaviour, personality and biological factors. Doctoral thesis in psychology. Department of Psychology, Stockholm University and Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet. Health Equity Studies, no 7.

Eklund, J. M., Alm, P. O., and af Klinteberg, B. (2005). Monoamine oxidase activity and tri-iodothyronine level in violent offenders with early behavioural problems. Neuropsychobiology, 52(3), 122-29.

Eklund, J. M., and af Klinteberg, B. (2005). Personality characteristics as risk indications of alcohol use and violent behaviour in male and female adolescents. Journal of Individual Differences, 26(2), 63-73.

Eklund, J. M., and af Klinteberg, B. (2003). Childhood behaviour as related to subsequent drinking offences and violent offending: a prospective study of 11- to 14-year-old youths into their fourth decade. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 13(4), 294-309.

Eklund, J., Freidenfelt, J., & af Klinteberg, B. (2003). Psykosocial problematik – individen i fokus. Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, 3, 268-277.