Nils Christie

1928 - 2015

Nils Christie

Nils Christie (24 February 1928 – 27 May 2015) was a Norwegian sociologist and 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nils Christie has received more than 70,539 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Nils Christie ranks 39 out of 47Before him are Harold Garfinkel, Seymour Martin Lipset, Herbert Blumer, David Riesman, Amitai Etzioni, and Andre Gunder Frank. After him are Charles Tilly, Juan José Linz, Edwin Sutherland, Robert N. Bellah, James Samuel Coleman, and George Ritzer.

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Among people born in 1928, Nils Christie ranks 185Before him are Ernest Simoni, Alejandro de Tomaso, Alfonso de Portago, Bob Cousy, William Klein, and Jörg Demus. After him are Nodar Dumbadze, Alexis Korner, Laurence Harvey, Ethel Kennedy, Aleksey Batalov, and Robert Badinter. Among people deceased in 2015, Nils Christie ranks 120Before him are Magali Noël, Guy Ligier, Elena Obraztsova, Nicholas Liverpool, Aleksei Gubarev, and Roger Hanin. After him are Dean Jones, Gene Amdahl, Hermann Zapf, André Glucksmann, Ignacio Zoco, and Geraldine McEwan.

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Among people born in Norway, Nils Christie ranks 136 out of 508Before him are Mari Boine (1956), Thorbjørn Egner (1912), Hans Gude (1825), Lars Korvald (1916), Anne Holt (1958), and Harald Sverdrup (1888). After him are Ivar Ballangrud (1904), Kristen Nygaard (1926), Petter Dass (1647), Jan P. Syse (1930), Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), and Carl Anton Larsen (1860).


Among sociologists born in Norway, Nils Christie ranks 1

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