Research Seminar on Criminology and Criminal Sanctions

The Central Administration of the Criminal Sanctions Agency, the Statistics and Research Services, the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services, and the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy at the University of Helsinki are pleased to invite researchers, experts, students, and people involved in the practical work in the field to attend the Research Seminar on Criminology and Criminal Sanctions, which is held at the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services in Finland on 28–29 November 2018. The previous research seminar was held in 2016 and brought together of a large number of attendees.

Research Seminar on Criminology and Criminal Sanctions

28-29 November 2018

Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services

Vernissakatu 2 A, Vantaa, Finland

The seminar programme consists of general lectures by experts and parallel sessions. The international experts will give their lectures in English and the Finnish experts in Finnish. The parallel sessions introduce research and development projects in criminology and criminal sanctions based on proposed presentations submitted beforehand.

A separate parallel session will be arranged for the presentations held in English. This year, the seminar focuses on hate and cyber crime, extremist groups and radicalisation, as well as electronic monitoring and other IT-based sanction forms. Researchers and students can, however, present their own research results in other areas of criminology in small groups either in Finnish or English.

The final programme will be sent to all registered attendees after the topics of the lectures and presentations have been confirmed.

Please register by filling in the electronic registration form by 1 October 2018. You can also register as a speaker via the same form.

We kindly ask each speaker to write a 200-word abstract in Finnish or English, which includes the topic, methods and main results of the research or development project. The presentation can be based on finished or ongoing research or development projects. It can be a thesis, a more extensive research, or a project. Please send the abstracts by email to hannu.kiehela(at) by 15 October 2018. The abstracts will be compiled together and published on the website of the seminar.

The participation in the seminar is free of charge but each participant is responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and meal expenses.

The seminar includes an evening event on 28 November, which provides a great opportunity to network and mingle.


Further information:
Senior Researcher (Criminal Sanctions Agency) Henrik Linderborg, tel. +358 29 56 88507, Director (Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services) Hannu Kiehelä, tel. +358 29 56 65030

Published 20.6.2018