Associate professor | Senior lecturer
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.
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.
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, in different forums and 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 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.
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Isabel Schoultz holds a PhD in Criminology from the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University. She is now an associate professor and employed as a senior lecturer at the Sociology of Law Department, Lund University.
She is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime.
Since 2021, Isabel Schoultz is the Head of Department at the Sociology of Law Department.
Isabel´s article entitled State Crime in the Street-Level Bureaucracy: Towards an Understanding of Crimes of the Welfare State, published in the International Criminal Justice Review, was voted the winner of the 2012 Richard J. Terrill Paper of the Year Award.