NSfK welcomes new Norwegian Contact Secretary

08 November 2021

Marina Hiller Foshaugen is NSfK new Contact Secretary for Norway – a warm welcome, Marina!   Marina holds a master’s degree in Criminology and is currently a PhD candidate at the department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at University of Oslo. She has a broad interest in (plural) policing and crime prevention, and her…

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Two PhD defences in Criminology at Stockholm University

21 October 2021

At the NSfK host organization Stockholm University two PhD defences in Criminology will be held in October. The information below copied from Department´s of Criminology website. Tea Fredriksson will defend the thesis The Horror-Storied Prison: A Narrative Study of Prison as an Abject and Uncanny Institution Friday October 22nd at 1 pm CET. External reviewer…

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Q&A on NSfK Researchgrants 2022

19 October 2021

We are delighted to note that researchers get in touch with the NSfK Secretariat with questions regarding NSfK research support 2022. We gathered some of the questions we have received and share them here int his short Q&A – as well as important general information about the research support that we would like to raise.…

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Nordic sexual violence research seminar online

24 September 2021

This spring the Nordic Research Council for Criminology hosted a research seminar on sexual violence in the Nordic countries. It was a seminar long in the making, as it was originally planned to be held in Halden, Norway, in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the seminar was postponed and held in a digital format…

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Nordic researchers at Eurocrim2021

10 September 2021

  What current Nordic research is presented at this year´s Eurocrim? Click here to find out from the NSfK´s compilation.   We are also delighted that some of the Nordic criminology researchers participating at the conference are sharing their research via NSfKs channels as well. Please note that we are working to up-date the page.…

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”Since that day, I only felt hate for the police” – new Blog post

07 September 2021

The Nordic Criminology Blog is back from summer break with a new blog post. ”The police is here to protect the society. But they don’t protect you. They protect the society against you. That’s the feeling you have.” (Man, 19 years)     By Mie Birk Haller, social anthropologist and assistant professor at Centre for…

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In memory of professor Thomas Mathiesen (1933-2021)

23 June 2021

Thomas Mathiesen (1933-2021) Thomas Mathiesen (1933-2021) Getting an overview of and taking in the career of Thomas Mathiesen is a daunting experience for any scholar and any citizen with a basic sense of civic responsibility. He studied sociology at the University of Wisconsin 1953-55, defended his famous doctoral thesis The Defences of the Weak at…

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New blogpost: Getting going: First-day prison ethnography in Iceland

01 June 2021

Francis Pakes, Professor of criminology at the University of Portsmouth, UK blogs on Getting  going: First-day prison ethnography in Iceland He has studied prisons and prison policy for twenty years including those of Iceland, Norway, the UK and his native the Netherlands. His book Comparative Criminal Justice (2019, Routledge) is its 4th edition. When not…

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Welcome to Stockholm Criminology Symposium!

26 May 2021

June 15–16 2021   The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is organized by The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) and has become a well-established annual international meeting-place for criminologists, policymakers and others with an interest in criminal policy. This year’s symposium is organized as an online event and features approximately 150 speakers who will present…

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First issue of the Finnish Kriminologia journal is published

25 May 2021

In recent years, criminology in Finland has experienced a strong rise in both research and teaching. Criminologists founded the Finnish Criminological Association in 2019. The association has now published the first issue of the journal Kriminologia Please note that the text on this page is a free translation of an article published on University of…

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