Leif Petter Olaussen

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Mobile phone 95463277
Room 671
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 8.etg 0164 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Special fields

I have worked on a broad variety of topics within the field of Criminology and Sociology of Law such as:

  • Trends in reported crime and the use of punishment
  • Crime statistics – historical changes in data gathering, problems of validity and reliability
    as indicator for crime trends
  • Crime victimization and tendency to report crimes to the police
  • Fear of crime - and connection to crime victimization, and psychic health problems
  • Relationships between violence and use of alcohol
  • The Police Service’s ability to clear up crime
  • Crime victimization and victim’s trust in the Police
  • People’s confidence in the judiciary – and if participation of lay judges contributes to
    people’s confidence in the judiciary
  • Does an increase of police manpower lead to crime reduction?
  • Public attitudes to punishment
  • The ontology and epistemology of criminological and sociology of law research
Published Nov. 10, 2008 2:37 PM - Last modified Jan. 8, 2016 3:45 PM


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