Countries Norway

Sollund, R. (2006). Racialisation in police stop and search practice – the Norwegian case. Critical Criminology, 14(3), 265-292.

Ethnic Minority, Ethnic Minority Background, Ethnic Minority Group, police discretion, Police Work

This paper explores the reasons for the conflictual relationship between the police and ethnic minority men in stop and search…

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Sollund, R. (2007). Tatt for en annen: En feltstudie av relasjonen mellom etniske minoriteter og politiet. [Mistaken for someone else: A field study of relations between ethnic minorities and the police]. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.

ethnic minorities, experiences, police stops, youth

Ragnhild Sollund (criminology) published on the topic of relations between ethnic minorities and the police through a book entitled “Mistaken…

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Olsen, Hilgunn (2017) Open drug scenes and police strategies in Oslo, Norway, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 18:2, 141-156, DOI: 10.1080/14043858.2017.1388028

 drug policy,  dual-track policy,  harm reduction,  illicit drugs,  open drug scene, Police strategies

As part of her ongoing PhD-project, Hilgunn Olsen has looked into differences in police strategies related to open drug scenes…

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Leon Hernandez, I. A. (2019). Embodying experiences of (in)security : exploring ethnic minority youth’s encounters with the police and policing practices in Oslo. Master thesis. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås

ethnic minorities, experiencing police stops, security, violence

The police are a state institution with the power to coerce and maintain “order” within a society so that individuals…

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Finstad, L. (2018). Hva er politi? [What is police?]. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

police, racialized profiling, stop and search

Chapter 4: Discussing "Guilty until proven innocent? On stop and search on potential suspects". This is a particularly useful reference…

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Frantzen, E. (2001). Metadonmakt : møte mellom narkotikabrukere og norsk metadonpolitikk [Methadon power: Linking methadon users and the Norwegian Methadon politics]. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Drug users, methadon, police stop and searches

The author conducted a three-year fieldwork with methadone users and their meetings with both health services and the police. In…

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Finstad, L. (2000). Politiblikket [The Police Gaze]. Oslo: Pax Forlag.

deviant behavior, Police gaze, stop and search

This book, for the first time, provided a comprehensive criminological study of the police service, described by the police themselves.…

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Aasgaard, I. & M. Langford (2019) “Policing”, book chapter in Langford, Skivenes & Søvig (eds), Children Rights in Norway: an Implementation paradox. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Children, racial profiling, stop and search

This chapter specifically addressed racial profiling in Norway. Aasgaard and Langford debates the international critique of Norway (e.g. EU, UN)…

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