Marina has a broader interest in policing, security, safety and crime prevention.
Marina holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Oslo, and has previously worked as a student advisor and research assistant at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. Her master thesis explores Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, and focuses on architecture and physical design in public places. The thesis got the Competence Center for Crime Prevention grant in 2018, and has subsequently been published as an article in the journal "Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab" in 2020.
Marinas research will explore how actors within public, private and volunteer organizations perform situational crime prevention and community safety in public spaces and urban areas.
Several policing bodies are involved in crime prevention and proactive work in public spaces, through measures such as patrolling and surveillance. In general, the police are often associated with crime prevention, but contributors to situational crime prevention is also to be found within other public, private and volunteer organizations. This trend is often described as plural policing, which refers to the ‘extended police family’; that the number of contributors to policing assignments is expanding. Building on plural policing, this project will explore how and why involved actors are performing proactive policing in public spaces and urban areas.
Representatives from the Norwegian police, private security companies and the Night Ravens, which are all involved in situational crime prevention and community safety, will be the subjects of this study. By examining their rationales and purposes in their proactive work, a complex understanding of these actors’ mentalities and roles in the field can be generated, which would provide valuable knowledge about how policing bodies prevent crime and conduct control functions in public spaces.
Marina teaches, or have taught, in KRIM1300, KRIM2000, KRIM2919/4919 and KRIM2101.