This web page and its owner
Marianne Haslev Skånland has worked as a professor of linguistics at the University of Bergen, and is now retired. She has worked on analysis and criticism of science, both generally and in areas of linguistics, psychology and child protection, and was a member of the scientific advisory board of Stiftelsen för rättspsykologi (The Foundation for forensic psychology) in Stockholm. She has functioned as an expert witness in child protection cases before a District Court, an Appeal Court and a County Committee, altogether five times in Norway and once in Sweden.
    She is engaged in social questions concerning human rights and health, and especially interested in the question of the scientific basis of the views of social services and the justice system concerning psychology and social life. She has lectured for many years on the place of behaviorism and other psychological schools of thought in linguistics and anthropology.
On the front page of the website, articles do not appear in any particular order. New publishings are often placed at the top. Therefore, they 'sink' gradually, when still newer publishings are placed above them. Older articles, though, are also from time to time moved up again if especially suitable in connection with new articles or with topical issues.
In the archives, which are found in the sections in the menu in the left hand margin, articles are placed chronologically with the newest on top, and this order is not changed.
    Some articles are listed in several archives sections, because considerable parts of the content fit several sections. The division into section categories is, however, very superficial and unsatisfactory, but no improvement will be attempted – unfortunately it is not worth my time!
In several fairly recent articles, a 'tail' is added under the article, headed 'See also'. Such tails are edited by myself. The author of the article above the tail is therefore (when this author is not myself) not responsible for the content or the choice of articles referred to in the tail.
Marianne Haslev Skånland


A few things I have not said about Barnevernet (the child protection
services, CPS)

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
5 March 2016