Mikkel Jarle Christensen will publish article in Law & Social Inquiry – University of Copenhagen

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05 April 2016

Mikkel Jarle Christensen will publish article in Law & Social Inquiry

Mikkel Jarle Christensen

This article explores how the internationalization of criminal law and law enforcement was imported into a specific national bureaucracy in which the role and value of international practices was contested.

Drawing on original interviews, the investigation
demonstrates how the competition to define the role of international prosecution has impacted career strategies as well as the concrete administration of criminal law within the Danish Prosecution Service.

This competition is embodied in the professional strategies of two competing groups of prosecutors situated in a larger field itself subject to transformations that affect the very stakes of the contest to define the international.

While the institutionalists build careers closely attuned to the traditional and systemic requirements of the Danish Prosecution Service, the dissident and consequently unsettled position of the activists lead them to craft alternative career strategies closely related to the emergence of new international fields of criminal law.