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  • A call for a Global Nordic Criminology!

    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 where…

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  • Promoting Nordic Justice

    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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  • The Nordic Exceptionalism Thesis Revisited

    By John Pratt, professor of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Thank you for inviting me to write this opening blog. It coincides with a chapter I was asked to write for a handbook on comparative criminology.1  This is my final contribution to the continuing debate that, to my never-ending astonishment, my 2008…

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  • Introducing the Nordic Criminology Blog

    “Do you have a blog?” By Editor of NJC, Anita Heber, Associate Professor at Department of Criminology, Stockholm University About one year ago, Dr Kjersti Lohne at Oslo University asked us this question. At that time, we were busy editing the Nordic Journal of Criminology (NJC), and heading the Nordic Research Council for Criminology (NSfK),…

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  • New: Nordic Criminology Blog

    Our aim with the blog is to offer a platform for engaging with Nordic criminology and to encourage discussions on topics including – but not limited to – new empirical research, contemporary criminal policy, and advances in criminological theory. We are happy to launch a new Nordic Criminology Blog – and invite you to participate! Have…

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