The Nordic Exceptionalism Thesis Revisited

04 March 2021

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

01 March 2021

“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…

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New: Nordic Criminology Blog

26 February 2021

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!  …

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