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'''Nils Christie''' (24 February 1928 – 27 May 2015)<ref>[http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/Nils-Christie-er-dod-8035622.html Nils Christie er død], Aftenposten.no</ref> was a Norwegian [[sociology|sociologist]] and [[criminology|criminologist]]. He was a professor of criminology at the [[Faculty of Law, University of Oslo]] from 1966. Among his books is ''Pinens begrensning'' (Limits to Pain) from 1981, which has been translated into eleven languages. He received an [[honorary degree]] atfrom the [[University of Copenhagen]].<ref name=nbl>{{cite encyclopedia |title=Nils Christie |encyclopedia=[[Norsk biografisk leksikon]]|first=Ragnvald |last=Kalleberg |editor=[[Knut Helle|Helle, Knut]] |publisher=Kunnskapsforlaget|location=Oslo|url=http://www.snl.no/.nbl_biografi/Nils_Christie/utdypning |language=Norwegian|accessdate=5 June 2010}}</ref><ref name=snl>{{cite encyclopedia |title=Nils Christie |encyclopedia=[[Store norske leksikon]] |publisher=Kunnskapsforlaget |location=Oslo |url=http://www.snl.no/Nils_Christie |language=Norwegian | accessdate=5 June 2010 }}</ref> Christie is well known for his long standinglongstanding criticism of [[drug prohibition]], [[industrial society]], and [[prison]]s.
 
He was a member of the [[Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dnva.no/c26848/artikkel/vis.html?tid=27644|title=Gruppe 8: Samfunnsfag (herunder sosiologi, statsvitenskap og økonomi)|publisher=[[Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters]]|language=Norwegian|accessdate=9 January 2011}}</ref>
 
==Select bibliography==
*''Fangevoktere i konsentrasjonsleire'' ["prison(Prison guardsGuards in concentrationConcentration camps"]Camps, (1952)
*''Hvis skolen ikke fantes'' (1971)
*''Pinens begrensning'' (1981)
**''Limits to painPain'' (1981)
*''Den gode fiende: Narkotikapolitikk i Norden'' (with Kettil Bruun, 1985)
*''Kriminalitetskontrol som industri: På vej mod GULAG, vestlig stil?'' (1996)