By Clara Fahlstadius Participating in the European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV) in Reykjavik, Iceland was an inspiring experience. As ECDV brings together researchers, practitioners and civil society from both in – and outside Europe, it creates a vibrant buzz and offers diverse and interesting presentations. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to […]
The Norwegian prison system has long been considered exceptional and one of the most humane in the world. The supposedly low reoffending rates, good material conditions, as well as the ambition to “turn prisoners into good neighbours” have attracted and astonished researchers, journalists and civil society organisations worldwide. But what happens when one attempts to export Scandinavian penal practices to countries with completely different tolerances, societal conditions, and political contexts? Can the Scandinavian penal system be replicated outside of the Scandinavian welfare state? And what does Norway gain from such efforts?
“MOSAIK works!” a probation officer enthusiastically answered as I asked her the classic question: What works? This exchange of words took place as I was conducting an extensive field work study observing daily life in two Danish probation offices and interviewing probation officers about their thoughts on rehabilitation and punishment.
Criminality of parents strongly predicts the criminal behavior of their offspring. A possible consequence of parental criminality is parental prison sentence (PPS), which makes research on this topic a vital part of the research body of intergenerational transmission of crime. I present descriptive preliminary findings on the associations between PPS and offspring criminal behavior.
Nordic countries experience problems of over-policing and ethnic or racial profiling. Instead of questioning how much, when and who, what is less often researched is how these young people manage these stigmas on an everyday basis.
By Jani Hannonen Article project: Principle of Non-Punishment, Victim-Offenders, and Evidence I presented ongoing research during the NSfK Research Seminar in Hämeenlinna (8.–10.5.2023). In this co-authored article with Heini Kainulainen, we study the principle of non-punishment from the perspective of evidence. The article is based on expert interviews (N 20) we conducted for a previous […]
By Emilí Lönnqvist The 2023 NSfK research seminar with the theme “The future of punishment” caught my attention immediately. I viewed it as an important opportunity to share some preliminary findings from my dissertation and the use of remand imprisonment in the Nordic countries. Remand imprisonment, commonly referred to as pre-trial detention, is a procedural […]
By Maiju Tanskanen. Many controversies and debates in the field of intimate partner violence (IPV) research stem from contextual variation in whether different situations are defined, perceived, and reported as IPV. Notably, this variation affects representation of IPV in different data sources, as well as societal responses to violence. Definitions of violence vary across time […]
By Helgi Gunnlaugsson Participating in the NSfK annual research seminar is always a pleasure. Meeting scholars old and new, socializing with colleagues and friends in person is truly an enriching experience. New ties are formed and future research projects planned. We learn about new research findings from academia and practitioners alike. Nordic cooperation at its […]
By Tiina Malin The theme of this year’s NSfK research seminar was “The future of punishment”. I attended many interesting presentations on, for example, prison studies and the impacts of punishments. My own presentation was about my dissertation project that focuses on sentencing disparities in Finland; thus, I somehow fitted in with the theme. During […]