The journal was established in 2014 as Nordisk politiforskning/Nordic Journal of Studies in Policing. From 2020 the journal changed name to Nordic Journal of Studies in Policing and publishes contributions only in English.
Nordic Journal of Studies in Policing (NJSP) presents and publishes new knowledge and research in the field of police research, police science and policing in the Nordic countries. The journals main aim is to contribute to the development of the field of police research, as well as the spread of relevant research within academia, among practitioners, managers, the education system, the authorities and the media. The NJSP shall have an independent critical role in the subject development and aims at strengthening the academic quality of the academic field, as well as publish articles by practitioners who conduct research on their own field.
The target audience is primarily researchers, educational institutions at all levels, practitioners, senior police officers, the media and political authorities, especially within jurisprudence.
The journal is owned by the Norwegian Police University College (PHS) with financial support by The Danish National Police, Police University College of Tampere, Finland, Umeå University, Linnéuniversity Växjö, Malmö University, University of Borås and Södertörn University in Sweden and is published in cooperation with Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget AS).
Nordic Journal of Studies in Policing is published biannually and is an open access scholarly journal.
Brita Bjørkelo, PhD, Professor, Research Department, The Norwegian Police University College (PHS), Norway
Mehdi Ghazinour, med.dr.sc, Professor, Police Education Unit, Umeå University, Sweden
Helene Oppen Ingebrigtsen Gundhus, PhD, Professor, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Nadja Kirchhoff Hestehave, Senior Advisor, Danish National Police, Denmark
Vesa Muttilainen, PhD, Director of Research, Police University College, Finland
Mattias Örnerheim, PhD, Senior Lecture, Department of Police Work, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Eileen S. Berglie, Senior Executive Officer, The Norwegian Police University College (PHS), Norway
Liv Finstad, Professor Emerita, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Lars Holmberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Paul Larsson, PhD, Professor, Research Department, The Norwegian Police University College (PHS), Norway
Henrik Stevnsborg, PhD, Dr.Phil., Professor, Centre for Public Regulation and Administration, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark