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NCJ Number: NCJ 242441     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 40: Crime and Justice in Scandinavia
  Editor(s): Michael Tonry ; Tapio Lappi-Seppala
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 683
  Annotation: This book, volume 40 in the series on “Crime and Justice: A Review of Research,” presents the first comprehensive account in English of the Scandinavian (Nordic) criminal justice systems, explaining why they are as they are, how they are different from other countries’ systems, and how they are changing.
Abstract: The volume addresses criminal justice issues in all five Scandinavian countries, i.e., Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. The introductory essay presents background information for 10 more detailed essays that follow. The introductory essay addresses the historical, cultural, social, and political contexts for the countries’ criminal justice systems. “Punishment and Crime in Scandinavia, 1750-2008” discusses how data on crime and punishment in the Nordic countries can be used by historians and criminologists. “Homicide in Finland and Sweden” presents an overview and comparison of sociological and historical homicide research in Finland and Sweden the last few decades. “Nordic Youth Justice” reviews the history and ideological evolution of Nordic policy toward young offenders. “Policing the North” examines the influence of the Nordic welfare model on policing in these countries, with attention to organization, practice, and police subculture. “Sentencing Theory, Policy, and Research in the Nordic Countries” reviews the content and implementation of sentencing laws in Scandinavian countries. “Delinquency Research in the Nordic Countries” reviews selected studies on the social causes of delinquent behavior. “Is There a Nordic Prostitution Regime?” describes and compares the Nordic countries’ laws and policies for managing prostitution. “Organized Crime the Nordic Way” reviews organized crime’s characteristics in Nordic countries. “The Emergence of the Crime Victim: Sweden in a Scandinavian Context” addresses Sweden’s crime-victim services. The concluding essay touts Nordic crime data as an “untapped” source for criminological knowledge. Essay references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Homicide ; Prostitution ; Police policies and procedures ; Juvenile delinquency research ; Homicide trends ; Foreign policies ; Foreign sentencing ; Juvenile justice policies ; Sweden ; Denmark ; Finland ; Iceland ; Transnational Organized Crime
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-226-80882-6
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
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Type: Overview Text
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For individual essays, see NCJ-242442-52.
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