of Justice and the Police
structure of the criminal justice system and a brief description of
each department (police, legislation, courts and prison).
Norwegian National Authority for the Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime
Establised in 1989, Økokrim is both a national police unit and a prosecution authority. It is organized with multidisciplinary teams. On the website, users may access annual reports, general information and specific information about Økokrim's teams
"The Norwegian Correctional Services are responsible for carrying out
remands in custody and penal sanctions in a way that takes into
consideration the security of all citizens and attempts to prevent
recidivism by enabling the offenders, through their own initiatives, to
change their criminal behaviour. The Correctional Services make remand
places available to the police and execute penal sentences that have
been imposed." The website includes information on the work of
the agency, as well as a description of the correctional system.
information on care
and confinement of prisoners in Norway. In Norwegian and 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 the national drug problem. 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 Norway.
& the Courts
System of Norway)
The website contains information on the courts of justice, court
resource, court cases, and court procedure.
Guide to Law Online, Norway
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
The Norwegian Police
Official site of the Norwegian Police. Includes statistics concerning drug 2003-2007. In Norwegian and English.
can be found
under the heading Health and Social Conditions.