Liv Reidun Finstad
Liv Finstad graduated with a degree in sociology at the University of Oslo in 1979. In the period between 1979 and 1985; Finstad supervised a project on prostitution among children and adolescents, worked as a research assistent at INAS (currently NOVA – the Norwegian Social Research Institute) - and as a radio reporter and journalist. From 1985, she has been working at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Finstad was appointed professor in 2000, and from 2000 until 2007, was the Head of the Departement of Criminology and Sociology of Law.
Sociology of policing, Social work, Drugs, Prison research, Sociology of institutions, Sexual violence and prostitution, Qualitative research methods.
Finstad is professor II at The Norwegian Police University College and is engaged in a research prosject on the professionalisation of policing and lesson learning.