Interview: Thomas Ugelvik winner of NJC Best Article Prize 2022
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NJC Best Article Prize 2022 is Thomas Ugelvik with his article “Three burglars, a friendly police inspector, and a vegetarian fox: Scandinavian exceptionalism, children’s literature, and desistance-conducive cultures”.
– In a sense, a need to write this article grew in me slowly and over several years as I read these books to my children, again and again, sometimes multiple times in a single day, explains Ugelvik.
Why have crime become a prevalent social problem in both Chile and Sweden?
I was recently in Chile as a visiting professor and was expecting to find a different conversation on crime and punishment than the Swedish one. When I arrived in Chile in November 2022 I found a country whose political debate had one big focus – violent crimes. So, what was going on?
Mental Illness, Crime, and Social Control in Finland
New blog post from Fred Markowitz.
New NSfK council members from Finland and Sweden
Invisible victims of Nordic nightlife: A Danish case
New blog post from Margit Anne Petersen, Geoffrey Hunt and Alexandra Bogren.
Photo credit: Ivanka Dimitrova / Wikimedia commons
Discretion and net-widening – early intervention and forecasting youth crime
New blog post from Helene O. I. Gundhus and Pernille Erichsen Skjevrak.
Do we really need spatial crime analysis in Norway?
New blog post from Annica Allvin.
Ongoing studies on victim- offender mediation in Finland: An overview
New blog post from Aino Jauhiainen.
NSfK Research Seminar 8-10 May 2023
Tervetuloa Suomeen! Welcome to Finland!
NSfK research seminar 2023 will take place May 8-10 in Scandic Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland.
The future of punishment: Reducing recidivism and promoting societal integration?
The Nordic countries have a reputation of a humane and rehabilitative model of punishment. NSfK’s 61st research seminar explores the current state and development of punishment and rehabilitation in the Nordics. We wish to bring forth perspectives on how recidivism can be prevented and to discuss the form and function of rehabilitation in the Nordic criminal justice system today. What roles do the criminal justice system, the social and health services, and the NGOs respectively play in the Nordic model of punishment and rehabilitation?
Deadline: December 15, 2022. More information
Newsletter – March 202317.03.2023
Content News from the secretariat Seminar, conferences, podcast, etc. News from the Nordic countries Publications Reports Statistics Contact Secretaries Denmark: Helena Birk Oxlund Faroe Islands: Daisy J Iversen Finland: Emma Villman Greenland: Sara Kirstine Jakobsen Iceland: Jónas Orri Jónasson Norway: Marina Hiller Foshaugen Sweden: Lisa Flower If you have any questions or comments about NSfKs activities, please contact the Chair or the secretariat. The contact secretaries are responsible for the…
Call for papers – Nordic Journal of Criminology16.03.2023
The exploitation of migrant workers in the Nordics While the Nordic countries are well-known for their equality, welfare systems, and good working conditions based on collective agreements, migrant workers are nonetheless exploited in these countries in fields that include construction, hospitality service, logistics, transportation, horticulture, agriculture and more. Researchers have studied labour exploitation as different forms of criminalized practices –…
Interview: Thomas Ugelvik winner of NJC Best Article Prize 202214.03.2023
Illustration: Torbjørn Egner and Cappelen Damm We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NJC Best Article Prize 2022 is Thomas Ugelvik with his article “Three burglars, a friendly police inspector, and a vegetarian fox: Scandinavian exceptionalism, children’s literature, and desistance-conducive cultures”. The article was published in Nordic Journal of Criminology last year. The…