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Crime Policy in Europe: Good Practices and Promising Examples

Source: (2006) Council of Europe PublishingThe positive reception of this reader ["Crime and Criminal Justice in Europe"] encouraged preparation of this present publication on criminal policy in the member states of the Council of Europe. This tim... READ MORE

Penal policy in Scandinavia.

Source: (2007) Crime and Justice. 36(1): 217-295.Scandinavian imprisonment rates are among the lowest in Western democracies, despite 20-30 percent increases in recent years, and penal policies generally are among the mildest. Reasons for this in... READ MORE

"Reducing the prison population: long-term experiences from Finland"

Source: (2006) In, Crime Policy in Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing pp. 139-155"In Finland the criticism of the treatment ideology has since merged with that directed against an overly severe Criminal Code and th... READ MORE