Global progressive policing

Policing and Society Conference: Police understaffing
(Ended 6th Oct 2022)


5th Oct 2022 to 6th Oct 2022

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The Policing and Society Conference is a venue where Icelandic and international academics and professionals meet and converse about policing in a broad sense. This year’s conference theme is police understaffing, which refers to the fact that Iceland has one of the fewest police officers in Europe per capita, and their numbers have declined over the past 15 years. Police understaffing affects general policing, crime prevention and proactive policing and increases workload. Therefore, it is important to examine the effects of police understaffing and identify ways to address the issue.

Useful information

  • The conference will be held October 5 and 6, 2022, in the Miðborg house of the University of Akureyri, specifically in rooms N101 and M101. The conference runs from 9:00 Wednesday October 5 to 13:00 Thursday October 6.
  • Each presentation is allotted 25 minutes, which includes Q&A. Abstracts (maximum 250 words) should be submitted via email ([email protected]) no later than June 15. Abstracts should include a title, short description, methods, main results and/or arguments. Include information about academic position, profession, and the order of the authors (if more than one).
  • The conference registration fee is €50 per person and the program, coffee and refreshments are included (pay on the spot when registering). The registration fee is waived for presenters. University students attend free of charge. Conference attendees pay for their own travel and accommodation.
  • There will be a conference dinner Wednesday October 5.
  • Several airlines fly to Iceland, including Icelandair (
  • Icelandair also flies Reykjavík to Akureyri

Further information

Guðmundur Oddsson, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Akureyri ([email protected]; tel. +3544608677).

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