Valmynd Leit

Policing and Society Conference

Policing and Society Conference

February 21, 2018 from 9:00 to 5:00 at the University of Akureyri

Theme: Rural Policing

The conference is a venue where Icelandic and international academics and professionals meet and converse about policing in a broad sense. The theme of this inaugural conference is Rural Policing. In general, fewer crimes are committed in rural areas than in urban areas and this is reflected in the “rural idyll,” that is, the image of rural societies as orderly, safe, and peaceful. This image, however, does not fully reflect reality. Academics, professionals, and laity alike have in recent years become more attuned to the specific challenges of rural policing.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anna Souhami, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh

  • “Policing at the periphery: understanding police work in the remote Northern islands of Scotland”

Dr. Jan Ole Vanebo, Professor at the Norwegian Police University College, Oslo and Senior visiting fellow at the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht/Barcelona

  • “How to translate a new policing policy (Policing on site) into improved policing practices?”

Programme (pdf)


More Information

For more information contact Gudmundur Oddsson (; +354 460 8677).

Schools & Faculties

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University of Akureyri

Nordurslod 2         600 Akureyri, Iceland         Tel. +354 460 8000 

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