14 December 2012

The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) was established on January 1st 1962. For 50 years NSfK has been committed to the role of its charter, to further criminological research within the Scandinavian countries and advice the Scandinavian governments on issues related to criminology. 
To celebrate NSfK's anniversary the Council has published Nordic Criminology in Fifty Years. This jubilee publication contains five research papers that were published in  NSfK´s publications  during the last 50 years.
At these crossroads NSfK does not only look back, but just as much to the future. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary NSfK preformed an evaluation of its operation in the last decade in order to define its operation in a critical way and to assess its strengths and weaknesses. Dr. philos. Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir carried out the evaluation and in this book the summary of her report is published.
NSfK wants to thank the authors and the publishers, Universitetsforlaget and Pax Forlag i Oslo, and Taylor & Francis in London for the permission to publish the papers in this book. Last but not least the Ministries of Justice in all the Scandinavian countries deserve thanks for supporting Scandinavian criminological research and networking through NSfK during five decades. 


Nordic Criminology in Fifty Years contains the following papers:

Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir
Criminology in the Spirit of Nordic Cooperation: Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology
Inkeri Anttila
Conservative and Radical Criminal Policy in the Nordic Countries
Nils Christie
Scandinavian Criminology Facing the 1970’s
Annika Snare
The Crime of Rape and Criminal Policy
Per Ole Träskman
The Dragon's Egg -Drugs-related Crime Control
Erlendur Baldursson
Prisoners, Prisons and Punishment in Small Societies 

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