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  • Nominees for the NJC Best Article Prize 2023

    We are pleased to announce the three nominees for the Nordic Journal of Criminology Best Article Prize 2023.

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  • Newsletter – January 2024

    Nordic Youths’ Involvement in Street Gangs – Markus Kaakinen has headed an NSfK-funded study on youth street gang connections, resulting in a new policy brief. NSfK travel grants are awarded three times per year. The next application deadline is 16 February.

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  • Nordic Youths’ Involvement in Street Gangs

    A new study shows that preventive measures should be targeted especially at criminally active young people as early as possible. The low importance of social marginalization may indicate that the gang-like behavior patterns of young people in the Nordic countries have spread beyond the original disadvantaged communities and areas. Markus Kaakinen (University of Helsinki) has…

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  • Newsletter – December 2023

    US and Nordic prisons – not so different as they seem? What happens when one tries to implement philosophies, ideals and practices of Nordic prisons in a US prison? Synøve Andersen got funded by us to find out, resulting in the first NSfK policy brief.

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  • Call for presentations to The Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2024

    Each year in June, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) organize the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, which takes place in central Stockholm and usually features approximately 180 speakers who present their research and share their experiences in more than 60 sessions. The event is organized in conjunction with the award ceremony of the Stockholm…

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  • US and Nordic prisons – not so different as they seem?

    How do Scandinavian methods work in a prison in Pennsylvania? What works and what does not work when you try to design a prison unit based on practices and experiences of Nordic prisons in a US context? By Synøve Nygaard Andersen.

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  • Newsletter – November 2023

    Call for NSfK Research grants 2024 NSfK provides grants to projects of relevance to Nordic criminology, crime policy and crime prevention. Application deadline: December 15. NSfK Research seminar 2024- call for papers! NSfK’s 62nd research seminar will explore Nordic research into the causes of and interventions against a wide range of crime committed by youths.…

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  • PhD seminar 2023 draws record numbers

    The Nordic Research Council for Criminology (NSFK) is looking forward to once again organising a Nordic PhD seminar, this time hosted at the University of Oslo. Following the resounding success of the event in Lund in 2022, this year’s seminar will bring together an astonishing 40 PhD fellows from across the Nordic region on 9-10…

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  • Newsletter – October 2023

    NSfK Research seminar 2024- call for papers! NSfK’s 62nd research seminar will explore Nordic research into the causes of and interventions against a wide range of crime committed by youths. It will be held May 13-15 in Skåne, Sweden. Application deadline: December 15.

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  • Nordic Journal of Criminology provides free access to 24 years of back issues

    The Nordic Research Council for Criminology has taken a monumental step towards promoting accessibility and knowledge sharing of Nordic criminology by making 24 years of back issues of our journal open access. This move comes as a part of Nordic Journal of Criminology’s transition to the Scandinavian University Press.

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