Getting going: First-day prison ethnography in Iceland

01 June 2021

By Francis Pakes, Professor of criminology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Let me start off with a little pro-tip: If you’re ever visiting an open prison in Iceland, try to arrive at lunchtime. Lunch is a big fixture in the daily routine. Staff and prisoners eat a hot meal together in a communal space,…

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Digital crime victimization in Iceland and the MeToo movement

18 May 2021

Helgi Gunnlaugsson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Iceland. He received his BA in sociology from the University of Iceland and his MA and PhD from the University of Missouri. Gunnlaugsson´s main research interests include criminology, penal policy and the problem of drugs and alcohol in society. He was a Council member of…

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The emergence of radicalization policing in Nordic countries

11 May 2021

By Rune Ellefsen, postdoc, University of Oslo. The policing of radicalization has emerged as a new field of policy and policing in the Nordic countries during the last decade. It involves a fundamental shift in the societal response to individuals associated with radicalization or extremism. Policing of radicalization aims to identify at-risk individuals by seeking…

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Violence in close relationships—a hidden crime?

06 May 2021

Susanne Boethius is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at Lund University in Sweden and is currently working with the project “Call the Police? A study of social networks’ responses to domestic violence”, financed by FORTE. The research team also includes Margareta Hydén, Linköping University, Malin Åkerström, Lund University and Elisa Bellotti, Manchester University.…

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Guiding theory into practice – Lessons learned from a translational criminologist in action

27 April 2021

Aino Jauhiainen, PhD-student at Institute of Criminology & Legal Policy at the University of Helsinki. Jauhiainen is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the topic of victim-offender mediation and restorative justice. She completed her master’s degree in criminology in 2019. Evaluation research provides a unique possibility for sharing knowledge between researchers and practitioners of criminology.…

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Supporting rape victims in criminal investigations

22 April 2021

By Lars Nørr Mikkelsen Analyst with the National Danish Police for the Center for Analysis and Development. and Tine Søberg Analyst and project worker with the National Danish Police for the Center for Crime Prevention. As part of an extensive study on the experiences of crime victims in their encounter with the police, we learned…

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Reshaping Finnish Criminology

13 April 2021

By Janne Kivivuori, Professor of Criminology, University of Helsinki. Current Chair of the Finnish Society of Criminology. In 2019, a group of Finnish criminologists got together and created The Finnish Society of Criminology (FSC). The first years of the new society have been a success story. It energized the field with new enthusiasm, and a…

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On criminal convictions and immigrant background

30 March 2021

Criminal convictions and immigrant background – have differences increased or declined?   Felipe Estrada, Professor in criminology at Stockholm University and current chairman of the Nordic Research Council for Criminology. In the Nordic public debate changes in migration patterns are often linked to increases in crime and an alleged increase of the over representation in…

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A call for a Global Nordic Criminology!

18 March 2021

By Sveinung Sandberg, professor of Criminology at the University of Oslo. A call for a Global Nordic Criminology!   While globalization and cosmopolitanism were long on the rise in the Western world, the last decade has seen an increasing trend towards nationalism and ethnocentrism. The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced these tendencies, and created an atmosphere…

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Promoting Nordic Justice

11 March 2021

I am really honored and excited to contribute to this new blog and venue for discussing Nordic criminology. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to introduce a new project, which I hope will be of great relevance to the Nordic countries, to criminology, and to our discussions. Kjersti Lohne is a postdoctoral researcher…

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