Nordisk politiforskning - udfordringer og muligheder

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The paper discusses possibilities and problems for police research in the nordic countries. Nordic police research is increasing in volume, but it is still dominated by works originating in norway and sweden. A number of threats to future research are defined, among them close ties between police and researchers and the desire from police management to direct research and control it’s output. It is argued that participant observation of the police is getting increasingly difficult to carry out due to overly restrictive ethical considerations. Furthermore, an increasing focus on «what works» may guide researchers away from posing more fundamental questions about the relation between police and society. The paper concludes with the observation that almost all police research in the nordic countries is undertaken by researchers from the same countries as the police forces studied. It is suggested that an increased focus on comparative research may bring new insights.
Original languageDanish
JournalNordisk Politiforskning
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)24-40
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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