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Icehearts is not considered as a diversion from or alternative to time spend in criminal activity. Rather, sport is used as a means of establishing relationships with at-risk children and their families. The programme also aims at preventing circumstances that would lead to the taking of the child into custody by the child welfare authorities. Other objectives are to decrease inequality, prevent truancy and drop-outs, help ensure a peaceful and orderly school environment.
  • Finland
  • Youth crime
  • Good practice
  • ECPA
  • Youth
  • 2011
In short, the project was coordinated by the Latvian Ministry of Interior and conducted under the European Union programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime”. The project team developed the concept “exploitative sham marriage” in order to describe the phenomenon studied. Each partner conducted a national research which was coordinated and led by HEUNI. Primarily qualitative data was collected, such as expert and victim interviews in combination with case descriptions from NGOS and embassies. Also statistical information and pre-trial investigation and court material were utilised. The report is written for a large variety of experts and professionals working in the field of anti-trafficking.
  • European Union
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Research
  • Policy
  • National policy
  • 2016

Prevention of domestic violence has ascended on the Finnish political agenda since the 1980s. It became even more visible in the late 1990s when the results of the first dedicated violence...

  • Finland
  • Domestic violence
  • National policy
  • 2014

Prostitution

Prostitution is not a crime in Finland, but selling or buying sexual services in public places is criminalised. Prostitutes are mainly considered to be victims of sex business...

  • Finland
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • National policy
  • 2014

“… fear of crime can be regarded as a social problem comparable to crime itself” (National Crime Prevention Program 1999). The Finnish definition of crime prevention focuses on reducing harm...

  • Finland
  • General crime prevention
  • National policy
  • 2014