Jørn Jacobsen is currently post. doc.-researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. His field of interest is criminal law and legal theory. He has published several books and articles on these subjects. His ph.d.-thesis, Fragment til forståing av den rettsstatlege strafferetten (in English: Fragments concerning the criminal law in the democratic Rechtsstaat), discussed the aims and limits of criminal law within a democratic Rechtsstaat. His is currently working on a project concerning the concept of crime. Jacobsen is project leader for the research projects Criminal Law Theory – A New Norwegian Approach, and, together with Linda Gröning, Theory in Practice: Risks and Responses in Modern Criminal Law.