About this person

Synnøve Økland Jahnsen has been employed at Uni Research Rokkan Centre since 2017 and holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Bergen from 2014. Previously Jahnsen has worked for the Nordic Institute for Gender (NIKK), Center for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) at the University of Bergen, Department of Criminology and Sociology of law (IKRS) at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Police University College (PHS) in Oslo, where she has been involved in numerous internationally oriented research projects. Jahnsen’s research interests lies at the intersections between social and criminal justice, sociology of law, public administration and international relations and includes studies om prostitution, human trafficking, forced labor, migration, policing, reforms and policy implementation, strategic cooperation and cross-institutional communication.  Jahnsen’s research includes ethnographic research on Norwegian and Australian police forces, and speaks to problems of globalization, crime and security.  



  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Scandinavian approaches to outlaw motorcycle gangs. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 2018 (543). s. 1-15


  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Wagenaar, Hendrik Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe. Routledge 2017 ISBN 9781138224919. 406 pages.

Book chapters

  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Banning and banishing outlaw motorcycle gangs. I: Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-0-415-37379-1..
  • Fili, Andriani; Powel, Rebecca; Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Criminal Justice research in an era of mass migration: concluding remarks. I: Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-1138284128..
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Slettevåg, Kristin Crimmigration statistics: numbers as evidence and problem. I: Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-1138284128..
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland The condom as evidence and the condom as a crowbar. I: Policing the Sex Industry: Protection, Paternalism and Politics. Routledge 2018 ISBN 9781138716629.. pages 143-158
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Skilbrei, May-Len Norway. I: Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe. Routledge 2017 ISBN 9781138224919..

Other publications

  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Ganging up against organised crime, motorcycle gangs and problematic youth groups. 2018.
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Coordinating Wicked Issues: The Case of Labour Market Crime in Norway. 2018.
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland The Norwegian model. 2018.
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland Coordination and Capacity, Scales and Cultures of Governance: From preventing social dumping to fighting labour exploitation.. 2018.
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Rykkja, Lise H. Coordinating for Analytical and Punitive Capacity: The Case of Work-related Crime in Norway. 2018.
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