Department of Organization

  • People and Organizing (PnO)
Nørgaard Madsen
PhD fellow

E-mail: lnm.ioa@cbs.dk

My academic interests center around gender, minorities and welfare state institutions. I am interested in social problems and specifically how and why some problems become social problems and how society and welfare states handle these social problems.

In my PhD project, funded by Offerfonden, I study how Danish police officers perceive intimate partner violence victims and incidents and how they handle these incidents. Specifically, I focus on the demands and expectations police officers have of intimate partner violence victims, how they perceive ‘real’ and ‘not real’ intimate partner violence victims and how these perceptions influence how they handle intimate partner violence incidents. Furthermore, I am interested in how police officers handle psychological intimate partner violence as these incidents are known to be difficult to prove. The aim of the PhD project is to get a better understanding of the challenges police officers face when handling intimate partner violence incidents.


Primary research areas
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Welfare state institutions
  • Gender and minorities
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Qualitative methods
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Linda Nørgaard Madsen; Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen / Unpacking Police Endorsement of Myths Surrounding Intimate Partner Violence Against Women : Formation and Implications.
In: Violence Against Women, 11.3.2024
Journal article > peer review