Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology

The Ministries of Justice in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden established the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (Nordiska Samarbetsrådet för Kriminologi) in 1962. The Council's purpose is to promote criminological research within the member countries and to advise the Scandinavian governments on issues related to criminology and criminal policy decision making.

To serve these objectives, the Council organizes annual research seminars and seminars to establish and reinforce contacts between researchers, on one hand, and practitioners and governmental decision makers, on the other. The 2006 research seminar, for instance, treated violence and crime prevention as its principal themes. Furthermore, the Council awards research grants, emphasizing projects with particular Nordic relevance, and travel grants for Scandinavian criminologists to participate in international scientific events for disseminating their work.

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