This official website provides information on Finnish policing, rescue services, border control, civilian crises management, migration, equality, and EU affairs. Available in English and Finnish.
As a government department, the Ministry of Justice "draws guidelines for legal policy, develops statute policy, and directs its purview." An overview of the legal system (courts, prosecution, legal aid, enforcement) and an outline of the new constitution is provided.
Service of Finland
The Prison Service
Finland "enforces prison sentences and fine conversion sentences passed
by the courts and takes care of the enforcement of remand
imprisonment." The website includes information on the
organization of the agency, recent news releases relating to the Prison
Service, as well as statistics and international treaties affecting
the Finnish penal system. In Finnish and English.
Service of Finland
The Probation Service is in charge of the enforcement of community sanctions and other activities connected to community sanctions and other non-custodial punishments. The website includes general information on the organization and mission of the agency. In Finnish and English.
Council for Crime Prevention
The National Council for Crime Prevention, established by the Ministry of Justice, seeks to decrease the harm caused by crime and to increase security by focusing on the implementation of the National Crime Prevention Program.
Violence Against Women in Finland - 2006
This report draws on a nationally representative victimization survey of Finnish women. It contains information about the prevalence, patterns and trends of violence committed by men against women. There are also separate chapters fear of violence and how victims have sought and received help from different agencies. This links to a summary in English.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Finland.
System - Finland
This site provies an English-language publication on Finland's legal system. The structure of the criminal justice system, its components, and its history are explained. This publication also includes links to relevant sites for associated bodies and official departments. This site utilizes frames.
Research Institute of Legal Policy
The Institute "conducts impartial research on legal policy, publishes related reports and follows the development of Finnish and international legal policy research." The Institute has two publication series--Research Reports and Research Communications-- summaries are available online.
Oikeuslaitos - Prosecutors
This website offers information as to the role and responsibilities of the prosecutor in the Finnish judicial system. Also available are prosecutor links and prosecutor webpages.
The home page of the FInnish Supreme court has information as to it's form and function, as well as links to precedents and proceedings. In English and Finnish.
Police of Finland
Provides detailed statistics of recorded crimes broken down by crime type, in addition to a general overview of the duties and organization of the Finnish police.
Sanctions Agency of Finland
This site contains publications and research on prison administration in Finland. In addition, annual reports on the Prison and Probation Services are available. In Finnish and English.
Finnish Law on the Internet
This site contains diverse information on Finnish law. Included here are links to the Constitution, sources of law, government information and parliament information.
Research Council for Criminology
This is a grant-awarding organization. The website includes a Nordic criminology bibliography.
Crime statistics are available.