Helene Oppen Ingebrigtsen Gundhus

Professor II

Experience and background

I am a professor in Criminology at the University in Oslo, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, and professor II at Norwegian Police University College. I was employed at NPUC Research Department from 2006 until 2016. I am currently working on the research project New Trends in Modern Policing. The main research topic is risk management and different target groups. Currently I am researching the proximity police reform, digitalisation in the police and shifts in crime prevention. As a researcher at the Norwegian Police University College, I also participate in several research groups.

Competence areas

  • Crime prevention
  • Criminology
  • Police sociology
  • Social control


  • Digitalization of police work
  • Professionalisation of police
  • Risk management in police
  • Policing and globalisation

Teaches in

  • Police Science
  • Crime prevention and evaluation
  • Criminology
  • Qualitiative method

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