Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice and the Police

Offers information about the 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


Norwegian Correctional Services

"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.

Norwegian Prison Page

Provides information on care and confinement of prisoners in Norway. In Norwegian and English.

Drugs & Alcohol

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.

Law & the Courts

DOMSTOL (Court 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.

Police & Law Enforcement

The Norwegian Police

Official site of the Norwegian Police. Includes statistics concerning drug 2003-2007. In Norwegian and English.

Research & Statistics

Statistics Norway

Crime statistics can be found under the heading Health and Social Conditions.