Helene Gundhus

Professor Helene O. I. Gundhus

University of Oslo

Helene O. I. Gundhus is professor and head of the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, and professor II at the Norwegian Police University College. She obtained her Dr. polit in criminology at the University of Oslo in 2006. From 2006-2016 she worked at Norwegian Police University College Research Department. She was a project member of Crime Control at the Borderlands of Europe, headed by professor Katja Franko, UiO, from 2013-2015.

Helene is currently participating in two projects on digitalization of policing in Norway, addressing risk management and precautionary logics in the police. These are funded by Norwegian Research Council grant: 313626 ‘Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing and Nordforsk-project Critical perceptives of predictive policing, 100786. Her research interests include police methods and technology, police professionalism, crime prevention and security. She has also published on issues to do with risk assessments and precautionary logics, migration control and transnational policing.

Helene is, among others, author of ‘Moral issues in intelligence-led policing’ (co-edited with N. Fyfe and K.V. Rønn; Routledge, 2018). She has published articles in journals such as British Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Policing Studies, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Professions and Professionalism, Scandinavian Journal of Criminology and Crime Prevention and Theoretical Criminology.