Crime trends and trends in the criminal policy in Norway.
In the article, the author discusses the main crime trends in Norway since 1995 according to statistical data of police, courts and imprisonment institutions. Crime trends are investigated as stated by indices of various crimes, that is, by the structure of criminality in Norway: the number of violent crimes is slightly rising, except for sexual crimes. A tendency of lower rate for sexual crimes can be observed. In the Norwegian crime policy, the ideas of assistance and mediation between the criminal and the victim, expecially in the prevention of violent (including sexual) crimes, are dominating, the alternative institutions for imprisonment are developed, the electronic monitoring of offenders is implemented.
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