|Died||27 May 2015 (aged 87)|
|Awards||Fritt Ord Award (2001)|
Having passed examen artium at Berg Upper Secondary School in 1946, Christie graduated in sociology from the University of Oslo in 1953. His 1959 dr.philos. thesis, Unge norske lovovertredere, compared all male lawbreakers born in 1933 in Norway to others born the same year. He was appointed to the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo from 1959, and was a professor of criminology at the faculty from 1966. His books include Pinens begrensning (Limits to Pain) from 1981, which has been translated into eleven languages. His work Fangevoktere i konsentrasjonsleire (Prison Guards in Concentration Camps, 1952) was selected for the Norwegian Sociology Canon in 2009–2011. He received an honorary degree from the University of Copenhagen. Christie bacame well known for his longstanding criticisms of drug prohibition, industrial society, and prisons.
- Fangevoktere i konsentrasjonsleire (Prison Guards in Concentration Camps, 1952)
- Hvis skolen ikke fantes (1971)
- Pinens begrensning (1981)
- Limits to Pain (1981)
- Den gode fiende: Narkotikapolitikk i Norden (with Kettil Bruun, 1985)
- Kriminalitetskontrol som industri: På vej mod GULAG, vestlig stil? (1996)
- Crime Control as Industry: Towards GULAGs, Western Style? (2000)
- En passende mengde kriminalitet (2004)
- A Suitable Amount of Crime (2004)
- Nils Christie er død, Aftenposten.no
- Kalleberg, Ragnvald. "Nils Christie". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Nils Christie". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Gruppe 8: Samfunnsfag (herunder sosiologi, statsvitenskap og økonomi)" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
- The Fritt Ord Freedom of Expression Prize Laureates