Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia

Fall & Spring | 3 credits | Elective

Related Disciplines: Criminology/Criminal Justice. Legal Studies. Public Policy. Sociology.

‘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 for the Danish social context. In this course, you will 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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