A country survey of research on crime and criminal policy

Háskóli ÍslandsAbout the study
The project deals with the study of crime, the criminal justice system, penal politics and criminal law in Iceland. The purpose is to identify the main topics of criminology and criminal justice from the turn of the year 2000. The aim is to answer the questions: What characterisis the choice of projects and the results of the Icelandic research and scholarly writing in criminology and criminal law? How is the interplay between research, policy and politics? 

Participants were invited to participate on behalf of Iceland in this international project. Individual research on crime and criminal laws in the various culturezones as Iceland have unequivocal meaning for the development of disciplines such as criminology and criminal justice. On theoretical grounds it is particularly interesting to do an analysis of crimes and punishments in a small community like Iceland. The leading people of the science magazine European Journal of Criminology are responsible for a group of articles in the publication in which article are published on the subject from various European countries. The articles are intended to be a contribution to promote comparative research in criminology and criminal law. 

Results of the study were published in two articles: 1) Crime and Criminal Policy in Iceland - Criminology on the Margins of Europe. European Journal of Criminology. 2006, Volume 3 (2). European Society of Criminology and SAGE Publications, London. Page. 221-253. Authors: Dr. Philos Hildigunnur Olafsdottir, criminologist and Professor Ragnheiður Bragadóttir. 2) Criminology at the beginning of the century - Challenges and influence. In: festschrift Jonathan Þórmundsson seventy 19 December 2007 Editor: R. Bragadóttir. Codex Publishing Company. The year 2007 page. 275-305. Authors: Dr. philos. Hildigunnur Olafsdottir, criminologist and Professor Ragnheiður Bragadóttir

Dr. philos. Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir, criminologist and Professor Ragnheiður Bragadóttir.

Research Fund of the University of Iceland and the Ministry of Interior.

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