Head of Department
Associate Editor of Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime
- Corporate crimes and the processes of denial
- Exploitation of migrant workers
- Access to justice and legal aid
Exploitation of migrant workers
Isabel is managing the Labour Exploitation Research Network (LERN), focusing on policies against human trafficking, forced labour and exploitation of migrant workers in the Nordic region. The network is run in collaboration with Marlene Spanger (Aalborg University), Natalia Ollus (HEUNI) and Synnøve Jahnsen, (NORCE) and funded by Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) 2018-2020.
Read about the LERN research project ‘Law in action’ – Policy and legal responses to the exploitation of migrant workers in the Nordic countries at the NSfK website.
You also find information about the project on its page on the Sociology of Law's website.
Isabel also head of the research project Responses to Labour Exploitation in Sweden – Representations of Victims and Access to Justice, financed by the Swedish Crime Victim Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten) 2021-2022.
Read more about Responses to Labour Exploitation in Sweden on the project page.
Corporate crimes and the processes of denial
Additionally, Isabel Schoultz is involved in the research project Business as usual: Corporate defence strategies against accusations of crime. The project’s objective is to study the strategies employed by mainly two businesses (Telia Sonera and Lundin Petroleum) when defending themselves against allegations of crime.
Is it possible to distinguish differences in the companies’ defence strategies across different periods of time, in different forums and in relation to different target groups? How may institutional and social structures affect the types of defence mechanisms that are utilised and in what ways may these defence mechanisms influence the companies’ opportunities to engage in crime?
The research project runs together with Janne Flyghed at the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.