Bondeson, Ulla V(iveka) 1937–

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BONDESON, Ulla V(iveka) 1937–

PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1937, in Malmö, Sweden; daughter of Oscar (a postmaster) and Elsa (Lindberg) Bondeson. Education: University of Lund, M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1967. Hobbies and other interests: "Literature, culture, antiquities."

ADDRESSES: Home—Limhamnsväg 6A, 21759 Malmö, Sweden. Office—University of Copenhagen, Studiestraede 6, 1455 Copenhagen K, Denmark. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, staff member, 1960–67, lecturer, 1967–74, docent, 1974–76, associate professor, 1976–78, professor of sociology of law, 1978–79, department chair, 1989; University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, professor and chair of criminology, 1980–. Visiting professor at University of Minnesota, 1968, Harvard University and Yale University, 1974, University of California, 1982, University of Aix-en-Provence, 1991, and other foreign institutions.

MEMBER: International Society of Criminology (vice president), Scandinavian Council of Criminology (past president), Danish Criminalist Society (member of board of directors), American Society of Criminology, Campbell Crime and Justice Group (member of steering committee).

AWARDS, HONORS: Sellin & Glück award; Zorn Prize for U.S. research, Swedish-American Foundation.


Fången i fångsamhället: Socialisationsprocesser vid ungdomsvårdsskola, ungdomsfängelse, fängelse och internering (title means "The Prisoner in Prison Society: Socialization Processes in Training Schools, Youth Prisons, Prisons, and Internment"), Norstedt (Stockholm, Sweden), 1974.

Kriminalvård i frihet—intention och verklighet (title means "Criminal Care at Liberty: Intention and Reality"), Liber (Stockholm, Sweden), 1977.

NADZOR (on correction in the community), Juriditjeskaja (Moscow, USSR), 1979.

Prisoners in Prison Societies, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1989.

Alternatives to Imprisonment: Intentions and Reality, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1994, second edition with new introduction, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2002.

Nordic Moral Climates, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Crime Deterrence and Career Offender, edited by Haag and Martinson, [New York, NY], 1975; and Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe, edited by R. Hood, Oxford University (Oxford, England), 1988. Contributor to scholarly journals in Scandinavia and elsewhere, including Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and International Annals of Criminology.


Rationalitet i rättssystemet (title means "Rationality in the Legal System"), Liber (Stockholm, Sweden), 1979.

(With Tamm) Ret og retfœrdighed (title means "Law and Justice"), University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1989.

(With Peter Garde; and contributor) Parts of Danish Law in Action, International Academy of Comparative Law (Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia), 2002.

(And contributor) Law and Morality, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), fifth edition, 2002.

Criminal Justice in Scandinavia, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), fifth edition, 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on criminal policy in Scandinavia and on comparative studies of moral values.

SIDELIGHTS: Ulla V. Bondeson told CA: "Hopefully my books on the evaluation of corrections will have an effect on developing a rational and humane criminal policy. One of my books, Prisoners in Prison Societies, had at least a temporary effect of reducing the number of sentences to imprisonment. Another book, Alternatives to Imprisonment: Intentions and Reality, led, among other things, to the abolishment of the sanction probation with institutionalization."



British Journal of Criminology, winter, 1996, Andrew Rutherford, review of Alternatives to Imprisonment: Intentions and Realities, pp. 155-156.


Ulla V. Bondeson Home Page, (July 19, 2004).