NSfK Research Seminar 2023

Tervetuloa Suomeen! Welcome to Finland!

NSfK research seminar 2023 will be held May 8-10 in Scandic Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland.


The future of punishment: Reducing recidivism and promoting societal integration?

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Call for papers

The Nordic countries have a reputation of a humane and rehabilitative model of punishment. NSfK’s 61st research seminar explores the current state and development of punishment and rehabilitation in the Nordics. We wish to bring forth perspectives on how recidivism can be prevented and to discuss the form and function of rehabilitation in the Nordic criminal justice system today. What roles do the criminal justice system, the social and health services, and the NGOs respectively play in the Nordic model of punishment and rehabilitation?

We welcome theoretical, empirical, and methodological papers discussing punishment and rehabilitation in all its forms.

In addition to the general theme, presentations concerning other Nordic topics are also welcome, and both Nordic researchers and practitioners are encouraged to participate and present their research.


Deadline: Will be updated with more information soon.


Please note that after the seminar, participants are requested to share their research and papers in form of a report on the seminar.

The options for the reporting are:

  1. Submit an article* – based on the paper presented at the seminar – for publication in one of the Nordic journals NSfK supports:
    1. Nordic Journal of Criminology
    2. Nordisk Tidskrift for Kriminalvidenskap
  2. Submit to NSfK’s secretariat a paper covering the presentation, written in Scandinavian languages or English, to be published in the electronic seminar report to be published on www.nsfk.org.
  3. Submit a blog post at the Nordic Criminology Blog (in co-operation with Nordic Journal of Criminology)
  4. Submit a short film** to be published on NSfK YouTube channel: Max 7–8 minutes long – shorter films preferred.

*The submitted articles will be handled according to the journals´ ordinary review and publication processes. Those who choose this option will submit to the Secretariat information on the theme and an abstract of the article by the deadline for the reporting.

**Would you choose this format for sharing your research, you are most welcome to contact the Secretariat ahead of filming for further advice. We suggest you mention the NSfK Research Seminar in the film. We are happy to be of assistance for NSfK logos or texts re the seminar in your film.

Submission guidelines.

Photo: Scenery of Aulanko. Visit Finland/Teemu Tretjakov.