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In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on crime in the Arctic - particularly Greenland. Newspapers write stories about young violent criminals, the role of prisons is discussed and examined, and the crime genre uses crime and its solving to tell about everyday life in Greenland.

Arctic crime is an interdisciplinary research group on crime in the Arctic - with a special focus on crime in Greenland and the portrayal of crime in media and fiction.

The aim is to focus on crime in Greenland as it unfolds in the Greenlandic reality, and how it is treated in media and fiction.

The research group uses multimodal approaches to illuminate Arctic crime with the intention of uncovering the complexity of Arctic crime and the questions that can be asked about it.

In the longer run, the intention is to establish a network with branches throughout the Arctic and the Nordic region and, by extension, gradually expand the research group with the participation of researchers from other universities.

Research topics

The Arctic crime research group offers opportunities for a wide range of projects - including:

  • Criminal practice
  • Reactions to infringements
  • Jurisprudence
  • Crime journalism
  • Forensics
  • Judicial system
  • Legislation
  • True Crime-podcast
  • Arctic Noir
  • Conflict management
  • Atonement, serving time and reconciliation
  • Pastoral care of crimes
  • Crime in politics
  • Crime policy
  • Social media crime
  • Systemic crime
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Criminal arts and literature

The research group meets 2-3 times per semester.

Publication of anthology on crime and the representation of crime in the Arctic - especially Greenland.

Teaching internally in the form of interdisciplinary subject courses - and externally in the form of courses for international students.

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