Martine S. B. Lie

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 8.etg 0164 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic interests

Martine has broad experience in green criminology. Her PhD Project Large predator management versus the intrinsic value of animals is part of the larger project Criminal justice, wildlife Conservation and animal rights in the Anthropocene (CRIMEANTHROP). She investigates how Norway's management of wolves, brown bears, wolverines and lynx adapts to the Bern Convention, and how it influences the animals. This is done through observation of court cases on large predator hunts and analysis of verdicts from such cases, as well as in-depth interviews with judges and police. 

Courses taught

Martine teaches the following courses: KRIM1300, KRIM2000, KRIM2101 and KRIM2960/4960.


Martine holds a master's degree in criminology from the University of Oslo. In her master's project she investigated the enforcement and consequences of the Norwegian breed ban on “dangerous dogs”, based on in-depth interviews with police and dog owners. Green criminological perspectives, police research, labelling and risk theory were central in the analysis of the findings.

After graduating, Martine taught seminar groups for bachelor students in criminology, and organised a research seminar at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law on animal police units in Nordic countries. She also worked as a political adviser in The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance (Dyrevernalliansen) for several years.


Martine is part of the PhD Council of the Faculty of Law, and represents the PhD fellows at the faculty in the Programme Committee for Research Training (PFF). She also led the student council of the master programmes at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law February 2014-March 2015. 

Tags: Criminology, international and European environmental law, green criminology, animal protection, animal welfare, agricultural policy


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