NSfK News

The Historical Criminal Statistics of the Nordic Countries 1810–2022 is launched

At the NSfK research seminar in Skåne, historical criminologist Miikka Vuorela unveiled a unique web-based statistical database with Nordic crime data going back more than 200 years.

‘The Historical Criminal Statistics of the Nordic Countries 1810– 2022’ is a data collection project that is in its current final phase and funded by the Nordic Research Council for Criminology.

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Activities

NSfK PhD Seminar 2024

The NSfK once again welcome PhD students in Criminology to our annual PhD seminar.

The year’s event will be organised in Copenhagen and take place 6–7 November, 2024.

Read more and apply.

Activities

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Save the date: NSfK Research Seminar 2025

The next NSfK Research Seminar 2025 will take place in Denmark 7–9 May, 2025.

Read more and discover the topic.

NSfK Blog

Challenges of estimating the number of crimes averted through incapacitation

It is often argued that one of the main ways prison may reduce crime is through its incapacitation effect. Incarcerating an offender reduces the individual’s ability to commit further crimes. However, due to methodological challenges, little is known about how many offenses may potentially be averted by sentencing an offender to prison. This newly published study estimates how many offenses are averted through the incapacitation of first-time incarcerated offenders.

New blog post by Enes Al Weswasi.

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NSfK News

Welcome to our new contact secretary

Frederikke Hougaard Hansen works in crime prevention at the Danish Prison and Probation Service.

She replaces Helena Birk Oxlund as contact secretary for Denmark.

Welcome to the NSfK!

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NSfK News

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Seven Nordic research projects and working groups awarded funding

The Nordic Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s research grants.

NSfK has awarded grants for criminological research to provide new insights into a variety of topics, including drug wholesaling, responses to hate crime, sentiments on crime and punishment in the Nordics, restorative justice, prevention of child sexual offences, and more.

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Publications

New issue of NTfK

The most recent issue of Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab is out now.

Read the issue.

NSfK Blog

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Does treatment, education and work during the prison term have any significance for the risk of recidivism?

Since the turn of the millennium, levels of recidivism following a prison term have declined in Sweden.

What is the importance of treatment, education and work during the prison term in reducing the risk of recidivism?

New blog post by Lena Roxell.

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NSfK Blog

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Punishment Severity and Recidivism – A Study on Driving Under Influence

Does punishment severity matter for recidivism and social integration?

This blog post by Karoliina Suonpää is based on a study on Driving Under Influence.

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Publications

New issue of the NJC

The most recent issue of the Nordic Journal of Criminology is out now.

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NSfK Blog

Sex Slaves, Monsters, and Superheroes

Think about the last time you read, heard, or saw anything about sex trafficking. This story includes three set characters: a naïve girl-child, an evil foreigner, and a heroic rescuer. In my research, I have shown that the sex trafficking story follows the classic folk tale of ‘the maiden’s tragedy’.

New blog post by Anita Heber.

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NSfK News

Emelí Lönnqvist winner of NJC Best Article Prize 2023

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NJC Best Article Prize 2023 is Emelí Lönnqvist with her article “Prisoners of process: The development of remand prisoner rates in the Nordic countries”. The article was published in Nordic Journal of Criminology last year. Congratulations!

Read our interview with the winner.

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NSfK News

  • The Historical Criminal Statistics of the Nordic Countries 1810–2022 is launched

    At the NSfK research seminar in Skåne, historical criminologist Miikka Vuorela (FI) unveiled a unique web-based statistical database with Nordic crime data going back more than 200 years.

    Read more

  • NSfK Research Seminar 2025

    Save the date for the next NSfK Research Seminar! It will take place in Denmark, 7–9 May, 2025.

    Read more

  • Newsletter – May 2024

    Welcome to our new Danish contact secretary! Frederikke Hougaard Hansen replaces Helena Birk Oxlund as contact secretary for Denmark. We thank Helena for her excellent work and welcome Frederikke to the NSfK.

    Read more