Press releases


Revealing research on EU body with great power over legislation but lack transparency

5 May, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

New thesis: EU’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB) said to be biased and having too much influence The Regulatory Scrutiny Board was established by the European Commission in 2015 as an independent body to contribute to better EU legislation. The problem, however, is that the board has gained great power, is exposed to the influence of […]

Internet treatment program to prevent child sexual abuse launched in several languages

28 February, 2023 - Karolinska Institutet

Following a successful pilot study, an online anonymous treatment program aimed at reducing child sexual abuse by providing treatment to individuals who exhibit sexual urges towards children is being launched across the EU. It is now available in Swedish, German, and Portuguese as well as in an updated English version. The treatment program, which has […]

Sanctions enforcement and money laundering

5 October, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

With sanctions becoming an increasingly important tool in ostracising autocratic regimes from western markets, the need for effective enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies is increasing. The global AML regime will be the backbone in detecting evasion of sanctions. This regime has, however, been widely criticised as ineffective. In this brief, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discusses issues with the current AML regime and propose a reward scheme for whistleblowers to enable asset seizures. A powerful feature of their proposal is that it does not rely on the effectiveness of the AML regime.

Despite decline in support, new legislation is being enacted that allows the death penalty in the United States to continue

31 January, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

She became interested in the topic when she worked as a paralegal at a state law firm in the United States that only represented clients  sentenced to death. Shortly before Christmas last year, at Linnaeus University, Emma Ricknell publicly defended her doctoral thesis on the topic of legislation relating to the death penalty in the […]

Kalmar municipality and Linnaeus University invests SEK 300 million on new law educations and research in law

30 August, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Kalmar municipality and Linnaeus University have agreed to make a large investment to develop a new academic field with basis in Kalmar. Law will become a strong education and research field at the university and support the growth potential of the Linnaeus region. Linnaeus University and Kalmar municipality enters a joint investment comprising at least […]

With a focus on deterrence the first police force was a success

24 August, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

The world’s first professional police force, The London Metropolitan Police, deterred crime and brought a significant reduction in violent crimes when it was introduced nearly 200 years ago. By using historical data, a new economics study examines the relationship between policing and crime levels.

New doctoral thesis from JIBS: Can file sharing be taxed?

16 May, 2013 - Jönköping University

Cristina Trenta successfully defended her doctoral thesis in Commercial Law at Jönköping International Business School on 15 May. The title of the thesis is “VAT in Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution – Towards a Tax proposal for Decentralized Networks.”

Media help create image of the violent hooligan

18 February, 2013 - Malmö universitet

The media play a major role in shaping the identity of soccer thugs and also help create the image of hooligan culture as violent. This has been determined by the sports scientist Aage Radmann at Malmö University in Sweden in his dissertation, where he examines depictions in both traditional and social media.

The Perpetrator in One-quarter of Child Sexual Abuse Cases is a Stranger

22 October, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Child sexual abuse is committed by strangers more than one-quarter of the time. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy reviewed the records of 196 men who had been convicted of child sexual abuse in Västra Götaland County. The study also found that only 8% of the perpetrators had been referred to a major forensic investigation.