Chair: Aarne Kinnunen, aarne.kinnunen[at]om.fi
Ministry of Justice, Deparment of Criminal Policy
POB 25, FI-00023 Government
Purpose and Activities
The purpose of the Council is to further criminological research within the member countries and advise the Scandinavian governments and the Nordic Council on issues related to criminology. The Council awards research and travel grants, arranges seminars and publishes a journal in English.
The Council also publishes reports from its seminars, a newsletter ten times per year in Scandinavian languages that is available on-line and an annual report.
The Council consists of 15 members, three from each Nordic country, nominated by the national Ministries of Justice. Two members from each country are acknowledged criminologists, while the third represents the Ministry of Justice. The Chair of the Council rotates every three years between the Nordic countries. The daily administration is carried out by a secretariat located in the country of the chairperson.
The secretariat is situated in Finland for the period of 2016-2018.
Chairs of the Council 1962 - present day
2016-2018 Aarne Kinnunen, Finland
2013-2015 Anette Storgaard, Denmark
2010- 2012 Ragnheiður Bragadóttir Iceland
2007-2009 Per Ole Johansen Norway
2004-2006 Jerzy Sarnecki Sweden
2001-2003 Kauko Aromaa Finland
1998-2000 Flemming Balvig Denmark
1995-1997 Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir Iceland
1992-1994 Liv Finstad Norway
1989-1991 Torbjörn Tedéen Sweden
1986-1988 Patrick Törnudd Finland
1983-1985 Ulla Bondeson Denmark
1979-1982 Nils Christie Norway
1974-1978 Knut Sveri Sweden
1968-1973 Inkeri Anttila Finland
1965-1967 K.O. Christiansen Denmark
1962-1964 Johannes Andenæs Norway