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Why is nobody convicted of genital mutilation in Norway?

All cases of genital mutilation reported from 2005 to 2016 have been dropped. Are police failing to handle these cases adequately?

Global criminal law-making – a Western industry?

In the efforts to create international justice, it is unclear for whom justice is intended.

Policing weekend drinking binges gets old for officers

Multiple variables play into whether you get arrested or not — among them a police officer’s temperament. Some are more patient than others.

Could we predict crimes the way we predict weather?

Experts think we have enough data to be able to know where the next crime will happen before it actually does. But criminologists say that’s pure hype.

Building the best police force

Recruiters should consider personality over problem solving when looking for top police officer candidates, a Swedish study suggests.

More training needed to help online abuse victims

Children are exposed to abuse on the Internet, but the support system doesn’t have enough knowledge to follow up effectively.

Everyone needs to help keep society safe

We expect police to take the lead in keeping streets safe. But a new book says parents, teachers, social workers and others should play a much bigger role in preventing crime.

Female criminals more interesting than women's suffrage

An in-depth look into Norwegian newspapers from 1913 shows that most of the stories about women involved female criminals. The fact that women’s suffrage was introduced in Norway went unnoticed.

Prostitutes are abused in the hunt for criminals

The way the police treat prostitutes violates their rights, claims researcher.

What makes ’The Wire’ so special?

Biting realism, fantastic character portrayals and a controversial description of society that’s on a par with the great novels. New Nordic research takes a closer look at the popular TV series The Wire.