NSfK Working Group met at Stockholm University, 7-8 November 2019. The working group looks into the question if there are signs of changing drug policies in the Nordic countries.
The five Nordic countries all have strict drug policies relying on penal legislation, police work, and imprisonment. These policies have increasingly been criticized. The policies have not delivered. At the same time a number of countries and states in the world have started to decriminalize and even legalize drugs. The Nordic countries have come under pressure, and the question can with Nils Christie be asked if there will be a retreat and if so what it will look like?
Henrik Tham, professor emeritus at Stockholm University, Department of Criminology is leading the working group.