2. Kompleksiteten hos innsatte/The complexity of prisoners

In this episode we explore the complex and multifactorial vulnerabilities of people in contact with the criminal justice system. We hear about Siw, a woman whose multiple vulnerabilities led her into a life of poverty, crime, misery and untimely death.  Preventing this from happening again is the focus of the COLAB work. We hear both from professionals working to support them and some academic views that help us think of these factors in a different way.

We hear some different perspectives from COLAB researchers (Prof Sarah Hean , University of Stavanger, Norway, Prof Vanessa Heaslip, Bournemouth University, UK and Prof Siv Sæbjørnsen, University College Molde, Norway) and COLAB professionals (Stu Dearborn, Footprints Project UK)

This podcast is a mixture of Norwegian and English input.

Extra resource/Further reading


This COLAB consortium is a partnership of criminal justice related organisations and academic institutions from Norway, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands.  The consortium was funded by the Marie Curie Sklodowska EU programme of Horizon2020. Much of the work of our consortium was based in Norway and therefore some of our podcast episodes are in Norwegian language.  However, because of the international nature of the COLAB consortium, much of the series is in  English. The Podcast series is funded by the Norwegian Research Council FORSTERK programme and produced by the University of Stavanger (COLAB FORSTERK 2021-2023).

Andrea Danielsen Johansen University of Stavanger, Norway
Sarah Hean, University of Stavanger, Norway
Vanessa Heaslip , Bournemouth University, UK
Stuart Dearborn, Footprints Project, UK

Andrea Danielsen Johansen University of Stavanger, Norway