Nils Christie is a world-renowned criminologist whose work has been published in a great number of languages. His PhD thesis from 1960 questioned the way in which society differentiates between what is criminal and what is not, which has remained a central theme throughout his career.
He has written several groundbreaking books, among others his famous study about the different functions of the school, books about drug problems, about the functions and justifications of punishment and the relationship between crime and society's development. Nils Christie is a professor of criminology at the University of Oslo.
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Selected bibliography & translations
|Year||Norwegian title||English Title||Rights sold to||Foreign publisher|
|2009||Små ord for store spørsmål||Small Words for Big Questions||
|2004||En passende mengde kriminalitet||A suitable amount of crime||
|1993||Kriminalitetskontroll som industri||Crime Control as Industry||
|1989||Bortenfor anstalt og ensomhet - om landsbyer for usevanlige mennesker||Beyond loneliness and institutions||
|1984||Den gode fiende. Narkotikapolitikk i Norden||The Good Enemy||
|1982||Hvis skolen ikke fantes||What if Schools Didn't Exist||
|1982||Hvor tett et samfunn||How closely knit a society||
|1981||Pinens begrensning||Limits to Pain||
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