Elina Pekkarinen

Elina Pekkarinen

Research manager (temp.)

PhD (in Social Sciences)

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Introduction

ABOUT ME

I am a researcher in both childhood and youth studies. I originally qualified as a social worker, and served in child welfare and emergency services in the city of Helsinki. However, I was drawn to research and science. I completed my doctoral studies in the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Social Sciences in 2010. My special fields of interest involve child and youth welfare, child protection, youth crime, and the issues of marginalization.

I have worked in the Finnish Youth Research Network since 2010, first as a network coordinator in a project on Knowledge and Research in Child Welfare, and later as a researcher. Since 2013 I worked in a personal postdoctoral research project funded by the Academy of Finland, in which I focused on the questions of marginalization and youth in the context of child welfare. The research data consisted of case based document data on child welfare removals, and of interviews with young adults that had lived in state owned reform schools. I also took part in a development group for former reform school students for two years. The aim of this research project was to form a theoretical model that visualizes not only the structural, but also the experience based levels of marginalization. My prior research projects have considered marginalization, social problems, and deviance, but also other issues in social work, such as management and expertise. I am also interested in the philosophical bases of science, and particularly in the writings on critical realism. Since the autumn of 2017 I have worked as a deputy research manager. 

In Finnish Youth Research Network I am a member of the executive group, and coordinate the research area of democracy, equality and disparity. I manage several research projects, apply funding for research, and serve as a secretary for the Ethics Committee of Youth and Childhood Studies, and as an editor-in-chief for the Finnish Youth Barometer together with Sami Myllyniemi. I am the vice-chair of the board of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies, member of the executive board in State’s Reform Schools and Prisons’ Family Unit, vice-chair in National multidisciplinary expert group in child welfare research, member in Childhood research -group in Advisory Board for Finnish Ombudsman for Children, member of the board of the magazine on criminal justice "Haaste" by the Ministry of Justice, and an expert member on child welfare issues in the Administrative Court of Helsinki. I am a member of the European Inter-Disciplinary, Socio-legal Care Decision-Making -network and a coordinator of the Critical Realism and Social Work Research -network, which is part of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA). I actively work as a reviewer for both national and international scientific journals, and help to organize seminars and conferences. I am an active writer, editor, and speaker. During my spare time I go outdoors, read novels, train my pointing gundogs, and used to play saxophone in a band called The Studets.

14.8.2018
P e k k a r i n e n, Elina Katariina

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Doctor in Social Sciences 2010. Discipline: Social Work. Department of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. Grade: Laudatur.
  • Master in Social Sciences 2004. Discipline: Social Work. Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki. Grade: Eximia.
  • Graduate student in Agriculture and Forestry 1995 ongoing. Discipline: Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki
  • The Finnish Matriculation Examination 1995, Töölön Yhteiskoulu, Helsinki. Grade: Laudatur. 

CURRENT POSITION

  • Research manager (temp.). Finnish Youth Research Network.

POSTS AND POSITIONS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE

  • 3/2017 - 7/2017 Senior researcher, Finnish Youth Research Network.
  • 11/2016 - 2/2017 Postdoctoral researcher. Finnish Youth Research Network.
  • 8 - 10/2016 Investigator for reform schools. Funder: National Institute for Health and Welfare.
  • 9/2013 - 8/2016 Postdoctoral researcher. Research project 'Positioning Model for Analysing Marginalised Childhood and Youth'. Funder: Academy of Finland & Finnish Youth Research Network. 
  • 4 - 5/2013 Postdoctoral researcher. Research project 'Child Welfare Care Orders as Interventions' Academy of Finland & University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities. 
  • 2010 - 2012: Network coordinator. Knowledge and Research in Child Welfare -project. Finnish Youth Research Network & Finnish Society for Childhood Studies. Funder: ITLA-foundation.
  • 2005 - 2009: Doctoral student. Research project ‘The Change in the Institutional Practices that Regulate Generational Relationships: A Socio-Legal Study”, Department of Social Sciences, Academy of Finland & University of Helsinki.
  • 8/2009 - 1/2010: Freelance researcher. Ministry of Health and Welfare.
  • 2/2010 - 4/2010: Researcher. National Institute for Health and Welfare. 
  • 1/2006 - 10/2010: Social Worker in Emergency and Crisis Services (part-time). City of Helsinki.
  • 8/2004 - 5/2005: Social Worker in Child Protection. City of Helsinki.
  • 3/2005 - 4/2005: Development Consultant. Heikki Waris-institute, Unit of development, research and education of urban social work in Helsinki.
  • 4/2002 - 4/2005: Care-taker, part time, Youth home Naulakallion hoito- ja kasvatuskodit, Helsinki.
  • 6/1997 - 9/1997: Research assistant. Population statistics. Statistics Finland, Helsinki.
  • 6/1996: Research assistant. Research Centre for Game and Fisheries & University of Helsinki. 

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Chairman of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies 2013 - 2018, Vice Chairman 2018 - ongoing.
  • Vice Chairman in the National Multidisciplinary Expert Group for Research in Child Welfare 2016 - ongoing.
  • Member in Childhood Research Group of the Advisory Group of the Finnish Ombudsman for Children 2016 - ongoing 
  • Coordinator in Critical Realism and Social Work Research -group, European Social Work Research Association ESWRA since 2014. 
  • Substitute Member of the Board, Finnish Society for Childhood Studies 2008 - 2013.
  • Member of the Board, Finnish Association for Legal and Social Sciences 2010 - 2015. 
  • Member of a Sub-Program in "Consortium of Expert Institutes on Health and Wellbeing" 2012 - 2014.
  • Chairman of the joint 5th Finnish Conference on Childhood Studies and the 11th Finnish Conference on Youth Studies 2011 - 2012 (15th to 16th of November, 2012).
  • Member of the Preparatory Committee for Ethical Board of Childhood and Youth Research 2014 - 2015.
  • Member of a Network Children as Consumers, Citizens and Learning Subjects (NordForsk) 2006 - 2009.
  • Member of the Finnish Graduate School for Social Work Sosnet 2005 - 2009.

OTHER POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Oath of Judge 18.11.2009.
  • Expert member in child welfare cases, Administrative Court of Helsinki since 2009. 
  • Member of the Board, Directory of the Finnish Reform Schools and Prisons' Family Unit since 2011. 
  • Member in the NOP (Guidance and Services for youth) -network of the City of Helsinki since 2018.
  • Substitute Member of the Board, Finnish Association for Child and Family Guidance 2012 - 2013.

RESEARCH FUNDING, LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISING

  • Research project ”Preventing youth crime - Perspectives of the youth, the professionals, and the expenses” funded by the Prime Minister’s Office TEAS-funding, 1.2.2018–31.12.2018
  • Research project ”Fact for Minors - Fostering Alternative Care for Troubled Minors”, director Kaisa Vehkalahti, funded by the European Comission, 1.12.2016 - 30.4.2018.
  • Leadership in a research project: ”Reviewing the research on children’s and young people’s experiences on services”,  Funded by the Finnish Governments Key project - Programme to address reform in child and family, 1.8.2016 - 31.12.2016.
  • Leadership in a research project: “The multi-dimensional phenomenon of school bullying”, Funded by the Children of the Station, 1.4.2017 - 31.12.2017.
  • Leadership in a research project: ”Experiences of participation and community in a project enhancing excursions and hobbies in children’s home”, Funded by the Save the Children Foundation, 1.8.2017 - 31.3.2018.
  • Research project on the positions and tasks of reform schools, funded by the National Institute for Health and Welfare, 1.9 - 31.10.2016.
    Research project ”Reviewing the research on children’s and young people’s experiences on services”,  funded by the Finnish Governments Key project  - Program to address reform in child and family, 1.8.2016 - 31.12.2016.
  • Post doctoral research project, Academy of Finland 2013 - 2016.
  • Preparatory work for funding in research project led by professor Tarja Pösö ’Child welfare care orders as interventions - a process view from inside’, Academy of Finland (264124/2012)
  • Preparatory work for funding in research project led by professor Mirja Satka ‘The Change in the Institutional Practices that Regulate Generational Relationships: A Socio- Legal Study’, Academy of Finland (SA 7216358/2006) & University of Helsinki (HY 217018/2004), 2005 - 2010.
  • Supervising licentiate Sanna Sunikka, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences. Graduated in 15th of September 2016.
  • Supervising doctoral student Antti Kääriälä, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences.

PERSONAL GRANTS

  • Book project, WSOY Literature Foundation 2018. 
  • Post doctoral research project, Ella & Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation 2012
  • Post doctoral research project, Finnish Cultural Foundation 2010
  • Doctoral research project, Ella & Georg Ehrnroth Foundation 2009
  • Doctoral research project, University of Helsinki 2009

SCIENTIFIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Nominee for the Vuoden Tiedekynä -award, Koneen Säätiö, 2016
  • Nominee for the Thesis of the Year, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki 2010
  • Master’s research of the year: City of Helsinki Urban Facts 2004
  • Honorable mention for the Master’s research: Finnish Youth Research Society 2004
  • Master’s research of the year: Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki 2004

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Key note. Nordic Congress on Child Welfare NBK 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland 5 - 7.9.2018.
European Conference for Social Work Research ECSWR2018, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Key note. Euromet Symposium, Helsinki, Finland 20.9.2017.
European Conference for Social Work Research ECSWR2017, Aalborg, Denmark.
European Conference for Social Work Research ECSWR2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 30.3 - 1.4.2016
European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22-24.4.2015.
Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe -seminar. University College Cork, Ireland, 19 - 22.8.2014.
VI. Finnish Conference for Childhood Studies, Oulu, Finland, 7 - 9.5.2014.
European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR), Bolzano, Italy, 15 - 17.4.2014.
International Society for the Prevention of Childhood and Neglect (ISPCAN), European Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland, 15-18.9.2013.
European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR), Jyväskylä, Finland, 13-15.3.2013.
Welfare2011 Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland 11 - 13.8.2011.
European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, Lissabon, Portugal, 4.9.2009.
ENSACT Joint European Conference, Dubrovnik, 26-29.4.2009
History of Social Work: Sexuality and Child Welfare -meeting, Bled, Slovenia, 13 - 15.11.2008.
Power: Forms, Dynamics and Consequences -Conference. University of Tampere, 22 - 24.9.2008.
7th Nordic FORSA-Conference (Nordic Societies for Social Work Research), Århus, Denmark, 21 - 23.8.2008.
Nordic Sociological Conference, University of Turku, 18 - 20.8.2006
Annual Conference of Socio-Legal Studies Association, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, 29.3.2006.
6th Nordic FORSA-Conference (Nordic Societies for Social Work Research), University of Helsinki, 10.2.2006.


POSITIONS AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARDS OF SCIENTIFIC AND SCHOLARY JOURNALS 

Editor-in-Chief of Nuorisobarometri, Youth Barometer, 2017 ongoing, publishers State Youth Council, Finnish Youth Research Society & Network and Ministry of Education and Culture.

Member of the editorial board in Haaste-magazine. 2016 ongoing, publishers Ministry of Justice and National Council for Crime Prevention.

REFEREE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND SCHOLARY JOURNALS

Gaudeamus 2018
Janus 2017
Childhood 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
Kasvatus ja aika 2016
Diakonian tutkimus 2016
Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research 2012, 2015
Nuorisotutkimus 2014
Yearbook of the Finnish Ombudsman for Children 2014.
Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 2013, 2017, 2018
Nordic Social Work Research 2013
Vastapaino 2011

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

Singing and playing tenor saxophone in a punk rock group The Studets since 2011

PUBLIC CONCERTS 

Roihuvuori Night of the Arts, Helsinki, 26.8.2011
Dodo Elonkorjuujuhla, Helsinki, 2.9.2011
Herttoniemen Helmi, Helsinki, 2.12.2011
Nosturi Alakerta, Helsinki, 2.6.2012
Furuvik, Helsinki, 16.6.2012
Lepakkomies, Helsinki, 13.10.2012
Torvi, Lahti, 27.10.2012
Backroom, Kotka 18.1.2013
Torvi, Lahti, 9.8.2013
Roihuvuoren kyläjuhla, Hardorock House, Helsinki, 30.8.2013
Club Liberte, 1.10.2013
Mäkitupa, Inkeroinen, 4.10.2013
Diamond, Helsinki, 12.10.2013
Darkside Club, Helsinki, 22.11.2013
Sture 21, Helsinki, 7.2.2014
Darkside Club, Helsinki, 8.3.2014
Tirra, Lahti, 15.3.2014
Club Chicago, Lahti, 13.9.2014
Jaakko, Kotka, 16.1.2015
Cafe Mascot, Helsinki, 28.11.2015
Hardrock House, Helsinki, 22.1.2016

 List of Publications

A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles 

Cameron, Clair & Hollingworth, Katie & Schoon, Ingrid & van Santen, Eric & Schröer, Wolfgang & Ristikari, Tiina & Heino, Tarja & Pekkarinen, Elina (2018) Care leavers in early adulthood: How do they fare in England, Finland and Germany? Children and Youth Services Review 87 (4/2018), 163–172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.031

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017) Koulukoti tapaustutkimuksen kohteena [Reform schools in the scope of a case study]. In Rosi Enroos & Mikko Mäntysaari & Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö (eds.) Mielekäs tutkimus - näkökulmia sosiaalityön tutkimuksen missioihin [Meaningful research – viewpoints to the missions of social work research]. Tampere: Tampere University Press, 163–192. http://tampub.uta.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/102465/Enroos_ym_Mielekas_tutkimus.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017) Positions of young people in child welfare - "TMSA" in research practice. In Monica Kjørstad & May-Britt Solem (toim.) Critical Realism for Professions. Oxford: Routledge, 118–144.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017)  ”Mä oon ollut tässä asiakirja muitten joukossa” - Koulukodeista aikuistuneiden kokemuksia lastensuojelusta [”I have just been a case file among the others” - Experiences of former reform school students on child protection]. In Sanna Aaltonen & Antti Kivijärvi (eds.) Nuoret aikuiset hyvinvointipalvelujen käyttäjinä ja kohteina [Young people as the users and targets of welfare services]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, 173–198.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2016) Toivottu, kiistelty ja torjuttu: Lastensuojelun avohuolto huostaanottoasiakirjoissa [Desired, Challenged and Rejected: Child protection services in child protection documents]. In Rosi Enroos & Tarja Heino & Tarja Pösö (eds.) Huostaanotto - Lastensuojelun vaativin tehtävä [Taking a Child into Care - The most demanding task of child welfare]. Tampere: Vastapaino.

Pösö, Tarja & Pekkarinen, Elina & Helavirta, Susanna & Laakso, Riitta (2016) ‘Voluntary’ and ‘involuntary’ child welfare: Challenging the distinction. Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1177/1468017316653269.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2016) Arjen ja elämänhallinnan ongelmat lapsuudenperheessä - lastensuojelun näkökulma [Challenges in managing the everyday life - the child welfare’s point of view]. Teoksessa Sami Myllyniemi (ed.) Arjen jäljillä. Nuorisobarometri 2015 [Tracking the everyday life. Youth Barometer 2015]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusverkosto & Nuora, 163–179. https://tietoanuorista.fi/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Nuorisobarometri_2015_ISSUU.pdf (29.9.2017.)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2015) Näkymättömiksi suojellut lapset [The children that are protected invisible]. In Häkkinen, Antti & Salasuo, Mikko (eds.) Salattu, hävetty, vaiettu - Miten tutkia piilossa olevia ilmiöitä [Hidden, ashamed, silenced - How to study the hidden phenomena]. Tampere, Vastapaino, 264–300.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2014) Positiomalli rakenteellisen sosiaalityön tukena [Position model for structural social work]. In Laitinen, Merja & Pohjola, Anneli & Seppänen, Marjaana (eds.) Rakenteellinen sosiaalityö. Sosiaalityön tutkimuksen vuosikirja 2014 [Structural social work. Annual book on social work research 2014]. Kuopio, Unipress, 214–233.

Pekkarinen, Elina & Vehkalahti, Kaisa (2012) Instituutiot lapsuutta ja nuoruutta rakentamassa – lapset ja nuoret instituutioita uudistamassa [Institutions in constructing childhood and youth - children and young people reforming institutions]. In Pekkarinen, Elina & Vehkalahti, Kaisa & Myllyniemi, Sami (eds.) Lapset ja nuoret instituutioiden kehyksissä. Nuorten elinolot -vuosikirja 2012 [Children and young people in the frameworks of institutions. Annual book on the living conditions of young people 2012]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto julkaisuja 131 & Nuorisoasiain neuvottelukunta & Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos.

Harrikari, Timo & Pekkarinen, Elina (2011) Tavallisten kansalaisten turvallinen kaupunkikeskusta - Tapaustutkimus lasten julkisen kotiintuloaikasuosituksen asettamisesta [The safe city of the ordinary citizens - case study on setting cerfews for children]. In Mirja Satka & Leena Alanen & Timo Harrikari & Elina Pekkarinen (eds.) Lapset, nuoret ja muuttuva hallinta [Children, young people, and the transforming governance]. Jyväskylä: Vastapaino, s. 95–130.

Pekkarinen, Elina & Tapola-Haapala, Maria (2009) Kriittinen realismi sosiaalityössä - tiedontuotannosta emansipaatioon [Critical realism in social work – from knowledge production to emancipation]. In Mäntysaari, Mikko & Pohjola, Anneli & Pösö, Tarja (eds.) Sosiaalityön teoria [Social work’s theor]. Jyväskylä: PS-kustannus, p. 183–205.

Harrikari, Timo & Pekkarinen, Elina (2008) Youth curfews in Finland - indicators of generational change? In Morten Nielsen (ed.) Disorder in urban public space: resistance or crime?, Economic crime, organised crime and corruption, NSfK:s 50th research seminar. Oslo: Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology, s. 200-212. http://docplayer.me/1379747-Disorder-in-urban-public-space-resistance-or-crime-economic-crime-organised-crime-and-corruption.html (4.12.2016).

Satka, Mirja & Harrikari, Timo & Hoikkala, Susanna & Pekkarinen, Elina (2007) The diverse impacts of the neo-liberal social policies on children’s welfare and social work with young people: the Finnish perspective. Social Work and Society,  5 (3), 125–135. http://www.socwork.net/sws/article/view/140 (4.12.2016).

Pekkarinen, Elina (2007) Adolescent girls and group activity within the field of child welfare. Nordisk Sosialt Arbeid 27 (3), 182–193. 

Pekkarinen, Elina (2006) Lastensuojelun ryhmätoiminta murrosikäisten tyttöjen kokemana [Experiences of adolescent girls on child welfare peer group activities]. Teoksessa Hannele Forsberg & Aino Ritala-Koskinen & Maritta Törrönen, Maritta (eds.) Lapset ja sosiaalityö. Kohtaamisia, menetelmiä ja tiedon uudelleenarviointia [Children and social work. Encounters, practices and new assessments on knowledge]. PS-kustannus: Jyväskylä 2006, s. 99–127.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Pekkarinen, Elina (2018) Lastensuojelun tarve kytkeytyy kielteisiin oppimiskokemuksiin [Need for child protection is connected to negative experiences at school]. In Elina Pekkarinen & Sami Myllyniemi (eds.) Opin polut ja pientareet. Nuorisobarometri 2017 [Paths and pathaways of learning. Youth Barometer 2017]. Helsinki: Valtion nuorisoneuvosto, Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, 179 - 188. https://tietoanuorista.fi/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Nuorisobarometri_2017_WEB.pdf

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017) Kokemuksia koulukotien varjoista [Experiences of the reform school shadows]. Book review. Sosiologia 54 (2), 191–193.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2015) Ketä kiinnostaa? - Lasten ja nuorten syrjäytyminen [Who cares? - The exclusion of children and young people]. Book review. Nuorisotutkimus 2/2015.

Pekkarinen, Elina & Suurpää, Leena (2015) Yhteiskunnallinen vaikuttaminen edellyttää kollektiivisia käytäntöjä [Societal influence requires collective practices]. Tieteessä tapahtuu 6/2015. http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/tt/article/view/53331 (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen Elina (2014) Takuulla suojassa? Nuorisotakuu ja lastensuojelun erityiskysymykset [Protected  by guarantee? Youth guarantee and the special issue of child protection]. In Anu Gretschel, Kari Paakkunainen, Anne-Mari Souto & Leena Suurpää (eds.) Nuorisotakuun arki ja politiikka [The politics and every day of youth guarantee]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, 183–188.  http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/nuorisotakuun_arki_ja_politiikka.pdf (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina & Heino, Tarja & Pösö, Tarja (2013) Lastensuojelusta tietäminen on moraalinen velvoite [Knowing about child protection is a moral obligation]. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 78 (3), 337–342. https://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/110559/pekkarinen.pdf?sequence=1 (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2012) Tie ekososiaaliseen yhteiskuntaan vie hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan kautta. Kommenttipuheenvuoro Marjatta Bardylle [The road to eco-social society leads through the welfare state]. In Emma Aalto & Maarit Alasuutari & Tuuli Lamponen & Niina Rutanen (eds.) Suojeltu lapsuus? Raportti Lapsuudentutkimuksen päiviltä [Protected childhood? Report from the Finnish Conference on Childhood Studies]. Helsinki: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, 44–45. http://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/80287/f951bd08-5834-4fc2-a938-c13f2829ac86.pdf?sequence=1 (4.12.2016.)   

Satka, Mirja & Alanen, Leena & Harrikari, Timo & Pekkarinen, Elina (2011) Johdatus lasten ja nuorten hallinnan kysymyksiin [Introduction to the governance of children and young people]. In Mirja Satka & Leena Alanen & Timo Harrikari & Elina Pekkarinen (eds.) Lapset, nuoret ja muuttuva hallinta [Children, young people, and the transforming governance]. Jyväskylä: Vastapaino, 11–28. 

Pekkarinen, Elina (2011) Lastensuojelun ytimissä kohdataan ja ohitetaan. [Encounters and bypasses in the heart of child protection]. Janus 1(19), 79–82. 

Pekkarinen, Elina (2010) Kun lapsi haastaa lastensuojelun kohteen - lasten rikokset ja yhteisöjen reaktiot [When a child challenges the subject of child welfare - children’s offences and communities’ reactions]. Janus 18 (2), 178–183. https://journal.fi/janus/article/view/50561/15315


C. Scientific books (monographs)

Pekkarinen, Elina & Myllyniemi, Sami (eds.)(2018) Opin polut ja pientareet. Nuorisobarometri 2017 [Paths and pathaways of learning. Youth Barometer 2017]. Helsinki: Valtion nuorisoneuvosto, Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö. https://tietoanuorista.fi/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Nuorisobarometri_2017_WEB.pdf

Ristikari, Tiina & Törmäkangas, Liisa & Lappi, Aino & Haapakorva, Pasi & Kiilakoski, Tomi & Merikukka, Marko & Hautakoski, Ari & Pekkarinen, Elina & Gissler, Mika (2016) Suomi nuorten kasvuympäristönä. 25 vuoden seuranta vuonna 1987 Suomessa syntyneistä nuorista aikuisista [Finland as a growth environment for young people. 25-year follow up of those born in Finland in 1987]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/suomi_nuorten_kasvuymparistona.pdf (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina & Vehkalahti, Kaisa & Myllyniemi, Sami (eds.) (2012) Lapset ja nuoret instituutioiden kehyksissä. Nuorten elinolot -vuosikirja 2012 [Children and young people in the frameworks of institutions. Annual book on the living conditions of young people 2012]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto julkaisuja 131 & Nuorisoasiain neuvottelukunta & Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-5994-26-1 (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2011) Lastensuojelun tieto ja tutkimus - Asiantuntijoiden näkökulma [The knowledge and research in child welfare - the professionals’ viewpoint]. Nuorisotutkimusverkosto verkkojulkaisuja 51. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusverkosto & Nuorisotutkimusseura & Lapsuudentutkimuksen seura & Lastensuojelun Keskusliitto & Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/julkaisuja/lastensuojeluntieto.pdf (4.12.2016.)

Satka, Mirja & Alanen, Leena & Harrikari, Timo & Pekkarinen, Elina (eds.) (2011) Lapset, nuoret ja muuttuva hallinta [Children, young people, and the transforming governance]. Jyväskylä: Vastapaino.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2010) Stadilaispojat, rikokset ja lastensuojelu. Viisi tapaustutkimusta kuudelta vuosikymmeneltä [Stadi-boys, crime and child protection. Five case studies from six decades]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/stadilaispojat_rikokset_ja_lastensuojelu.pdf (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2010) Sosiaalialan arvojohtajat ja muutoksen managerit. Laadullinen katsaus sosiaalialan johtamisen tutkimuksesta [The Leaders of Values and the Managers of Change. A Qualitative Review of Research into Social Welfare Leadership and Management]. Helsinki: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos [National Institute for Health and Welfare]. https://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/80260/c36d8dc8-fca6-46e6-95ec-78a8efb6a626.pdf?sequence=1 (4.12.2016.)

Savolainen, Jukka; Hinkkanen, Ville & Pekkarinen, Elina (2007) Lasten rikolliset teot ja niihin puuttuminen. Tutkimus alle 15-vuotiaina poliisin tietoon tulleista rikoksentekijöistä Helsingissä [Crimes by children in Helsinki. A longitudinal study of offending patterns and social service interventions]. Oikeuspoliittisen tutkimuslaitoksen tutkimustiedonantoja 76. Oikeuspoliittinen tutkimuslaitos [National Research Institute of Legal Policy], Helsinki. https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/152541/TTA76_Savolainen_Hinkkanen_Pekkarinen_2007.pdf?sequence=1 (4.12.2016.)

Tapola-Haapala, Maria & Pekkarinen, Elina & Hoikkala, Susanna (eds.) (2006) Sosiaalityön muuttuva tiedontuotanto [The changing knowledge production of social work]. Helsinki: Talentia & Sosiaalityön tutkimuksen seura.

D. Publications intended for professional communities 

Pekkarinen, Elina (2018) Lapsen syyntakeettomuus oikeusvaltioiden haasteena [Irresponsibility of the children as a challenge for the nations of justice]. Haaste 2:2018. http://www.haaste.om.fi/fi/index/lehtiarkisto/haaste22018/lapsensyyntakeettomuusoikeusvaltioidenhaasteena.html (Haettu 8.8.2018)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2018) Who gives consent in research on children and young people? Responsible research –website. tiedesivusto. Helsinki: Tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta (TENK), Tiedonjulkistamisen neuvottelukunta (TJNK). https://www.vastuullinentiede.fi/en/planning-research/who-gives-consent-research-children-and-young-people (Haettu 2.5.2018)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2018) Muureja ja siltoja rikostaustaisten työelämässä [Walls and bridges in the working career of the offenders]. Haaste 1:2018. http://www.haaste.om.fi/fi/index/lehtiarkisto/haaste12018/muurejajasiltojarikostaustaistentyoelamassa.html (Haettu 9.3.2018)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017) Lapset, nuoret ja rangaistukset [Children, youth and punisment]. Haaste 3/2017. 

Pekkarinen, Elina (2017) Koulukoti muutoksessa - Selvitys koulukotien asemasta ja tehtävästä [Reform school in change. Study on the position and tasks of reform schools]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, Lapsi- ja perhepalveluiden muutosohjelma LAPE, Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/koulukoti_muutoksessa.pdf (29.9.2017.)

Pekkarinen, Elina & Harrikari, Timo (2010) Riskien arviointia ja vaaran torjumista - lastensuojelun käytännöt huolen ilmapiirissä [Assessing risks and preventing the dangers - child protection practices in the atmosphere of concern]. Haaste 4:2010.

Pekkarinen, Elina (2010) Kuriton lapsi ja ankara yhteisö - etääntymisen ja hylkimisen noidankehä [The child without discipline and the strict community - the vicious circle of escapism and exclusion]. Hyvinvointikatsaus 4:2010, 2–5.
E. PUBLICATIONS INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, LINKED TO THE APPLICANT’S RESEARCH

Pekkarinen, Elina & Aapola-Kari, Sinikka (eds.)(2016) Nuoruus hallitusohjelmassa [Youth in the Government Programme]. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/nuoruus_hallitusohjelmassa.pdf (4.12.2016.)

In addition to this, ten (10) columns in a blog text series of child welfare issues in the website of National Institute for Health and Welfare from 2010 to 2012, five (5) columns in the series of Finnish Youth Research Network and in the Yhteiskuntapolitiikka journal’s blog series, seven (7) research related writings in the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper magazine.

F. Public artistic activities

Playing tenor saxophone and singing in a punk-band the studets.

Public concerts

Roihuvuori Taiteiden yö -tapahtuma, Helsinki, 26.8.2011
Dodo Elonkorjuujuhla, Helsinki, 2.9.2011
Herttoniemen Helmi, Helsinki, 2.12.2011
Nosturi Alakerta, Helsinki, 2.6.2012
Furuvik, Helsinki, 16.6.2012
Lepakkomies, Helsinki, 13.10.2012
Torvi, Lahti, 27.10.2012
Backroom, Kotka 18.1.2013
Torvi, Lahti, 9.8.2013
Roihuvuoren kyläjuhla, Hardorock House, Helsinki, 30.8.2013
Club Liberte, 1.10.2013
Mäkitupa, Inkeroinen, 4.10.2013
Diamond, Helsinki, 12.10.2013
Darkside Club, Helsinki, 22.11.2013
Sture 21, Helsinki, 7.2.2014
Darkside Club, Helsinki, 8.3.2014
Tirra, Lahti, 15.3.2014
Club Chicago, Lahti, 13.9.2014
Jaakko, Kotka, 16.1.2015
Cafe Mascot, Helsinki, 28.11.2015
Hardrock House, Helsinki, 22.1.2016
Santalahti, Kotka, 16.7.2016

G. Theses

Pekkarinen, Elina (2010) Stadilaispojat, rikokset ja lastensuojelu. Viisi tapaustutkimusta kuudelta vuosikymmeneltä [Stadi-boys, crime and child protection. Five case studies from six decades]. Doctoral thesis. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura & Nuorisotutkimusverkosto. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/stadilaispojat_rikokset_ja_lastensuojelu.pdf  (4.12.2016.)

Pekkarinen, Elina (2004) Tyttöryhmän dialoginen prosessi [The dialogue ot a girl group]. Master’s thesis. Helsinki: University of Helsinki. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/opinnaytekilpailu/gradu_pekkarinen.pdf  (4.12.2016.)

I. Audiovisual material, ICT software

Publishing of the Youth Barometer 20th of March, 2018 https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/unitube/video/cd1877f8-f15b-45e0-9afa-b490473bfd7f  (from 1:57:43, 8.8.2018).

Höjer, Staffan & O'Mahony, Connor & Masson, Judith & Pekkarinen, Elina & Pösö, Tarja & Segado, Sagrario & Skivenes, Marit & Svensson, Gustav (2015) Child Protection Removal Systems - Country Profiles. Film for teaching and research. http://www.ucc.ie/en/appsoc/cs/videoresources/ccpsvideos/ (4.12.2016)

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST


Chairman of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies 2013 - 2018, Vice Chairman since 2018.
Member of the executive board of the Finnish Youth Research Network since 2015.
Secretary of the Ethics Committee of Youth and Childhood Studies since 2017.
Substitute Member of the Board, Finnish Society for Childhood Studies 2008 - 2012.
Vice Chairman in the National Multidisciplinary Expert Group for Research in Child Welfare 2016 - ongoing.
Member in Childhood Research Group of the Advisory Group of the Finnish Ombudsman for Children 2016 - ongoing.
Coordinator in Critical Realism and Social Work Research -group, European Social Work Research Association ESWRA since 2014.
Member of the Board, Finnish Association for Legal and Social Sciences 2010 - 2015.
Member of the Advisory Board, European Conference for Social Work Research, Lissabon 2016, Aalborg 2017, Edinburgh 2018.
Member of the Preparatory Committee for Ethical Board of Childhood and Youth Research 2014.
Member of a Sub-Program in "Consortium of Expert Institutes on Health and Wellbeing" 2012 - 2014.
Chairman of the joint 5th Finnish Conference on Childhood Studies and the 11th Finnish Conference on Youth Studies 2011 - 2012 (15th to 16th of November, 2012).

OTHER POSITIONS OF TRUST

Oath of a Judge, 18.11.2009.
Expert member in child welfare cases, Administrative Court of Helsinki 2009 - ongoing.
Member of the Board, Directory of the Finnish Reform Schools and Prisons' Family Unit 2015 - ongoing, substitude member 2010 - 2014.
Member in the NOP (Guidance and Services for youth) -network of the City of Helsinki since 2018.
Substitute Member of the Board, Finnish Association for Child and Family Guidance 2012 - 2013.

 

Projects