The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology was established in 1962 by the Ministries of Justice in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The purpose of the Council is to further criminological research within the member countries and advise the Scandinavian governments on issues related to criminology.
Among activities are:
The Council arranges contact seminars, research seminars and workshops.
The Council awards research and travel grants.
The Council publishes journal in English, reports from its seminars, a newsletter ten times per year in Scandinavian languages that is available on-line and an annual report.