Criminology and Criminal Justice in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Criminology / Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Public Policy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

‘Open prison’ – does that sound like a contradiction in terms? In Denmark, open prisons are a cornerstone of the prison system and ‘normalizing’ prison conditions are preferred in the Danish social context. In this course, you study crime, crime patterns, basic criminological theory, and criminal justice administration in Scandinavia. The objectives are to strengthen your analytical skills and enable you to evaluate criminal justice policy making from different perspectives.

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Anne Okkels Birk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Diploma in Criminology (University of Copenhagen, 2007). Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1997). Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 1997-2000. Chief Advisor/Head of Section, Danish Prison and Probation Service, 2001-2006. Independent consultant since January 2007. With DIS since 2008.

Justice and Human Rights, Anne Okkels Birk