NSfK Working Groups

Below you find short introductions to the working groups arranged by NSfK Council members.
For further information on the Working Groups, please click on the links in the headlines.

How is cybercrime defined and registered in official statistics in the Nordic Countries (Reykjavík, 15-17 October, 2018)

The aim of the working group was to open up a discussion between the Nordic countries about how cybercrime is being registered and defined and the counting rules used in the process. Thirteen participants from Iceland, Norway and Finland took part in the working group.

Council Member Ms. Rannveig Þórisdóttir, Iceland was responsible for the meeting and program.

Förändrad narkotikapolitik i Norden? (Stockholm, fall 2018)

Information pending.

Are Nordic Countries Getting Tough on Crime? (Helsinki, 1-2 November 2016)

The aim of the working group was to discuss and compare recent developments in crime control in the Nordic countries: are they getting tougher on crime? Has the ’refugee crisis’ had impact on these developments?

The participants gave 20-30 min presentations addressing one or more of the following questions:

  • What impact has the recent changed social and political context, and the refugee crisis in particular had for criminal policy and crime control?
  • What kinds of reforms, or proposals for such, have been introduced on the level of politics, policy, law-making or enforcement?
  • Who have been the targets of control?
  • Have these actions or initiatives for action been analyzed by researchers?

Council Member Ms. Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi, Finland was responsible for the meeting and program.

The Exploitation of Migrant Workers and its Control in the Nordic Countries and Beyond

(Helsinki 4-5 October 2016)

The Nordic countries have approached the issue of labour exploitation of migrant workers in different ways. The lack of prosections and verdicts on labour trafficking raises ia the question whether there are differences in how this phenomenon is understood, conceptualized and controlled in the Nordic countries. The issue of of how to conceptualize the distinctions between “mere” exploitation and trafficking for forced fabour was also discussed.

Council Member Ms. Natalia Ollus, Finland was responsible for the meeting and program.