Janne Flyghed

Janne Flyghed

Professor i kriminologi

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Works at Department of Criminology
Telephone 08-16 26 09
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 6
Room C 630
Postal address Kriminologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


My main research area is related to questions concerning how to keep crime at an acceptable level and still remain a decent society. How do we fight crime while respecting civil rights and freedoms? My research has to a large extent dealt with different kinds of policing, including private policing. For instance the expansion of forensic investigations conducted by private security companies and audit firms.

Since 2014 I´m involved in the project Organised crime on the agenda, funded by the Ragnar Söderbergs Foundation. The focus will be on analyzing the media and parliamentary debate, and the interaction between these two arenas.

Together with Isabel Schoultz at Lund University, I´m taking part in the project Business as usual. Corporate strategies in response to allegations of crime. The project aims at investigating the strategies three companies apply when defending themselves against accusations of having committed crimes: Telia Sonera, Lundin Petroleum and Stora Enso. The focus is on how their defense is manifested in press releases, information on websites, internal reports, criminal investigations, and investigations outsourced to external parties. The defensive strategies employed will be analysed on the basis of Stanley Cohen´s theoretical work on processes of denial and neutralization techniques.


Flyghed, J (2017) Privatisation of intelligence-led policing. Auditors doing forensic work, pp.204-219 in Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing, Fyfe; Gundhus & Rønn (eds.) London: Routledge.

Schoultz, I & Flyghed, J (2016) Doing business for a “higher loyalty”? How Swedish transnational corporations neutralize allegations of crime, Crime, Law and Social Change, vol.65, no.3.

Felipe Estrada, Janne Flyghed, Anders Nilsson och Karin Bäckman (2014). Why are occupational safety crimes increasing? Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention.

Flyghed, J (2013). Policing of Political Protest. The Security Police's Control of the Extra-parliamentary Opposition in Sweden During and after the Cold War, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, vol.14, no 1 2013.

Hörnqvist, M och Flyghed, J (2012) Exclusion or Culture? The rise and the ambiguity of the radicalisation debate, Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Flyghed, Janne (2010): Cover up or dig up? Inquiries of security services in the welfare state. The case of Norway, Sweden and Denmark (ej fulltext i länk), in Stuart Farson and Mark Phythian (eds.) Commissions of Inquiry and National Security: Comparative Approaches. ABC-CLIO.

Flyghed, Janne (2005): Crime-Control in the Post-Wall Era: The Menace of Security, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Vol.6, pp.165-182, 2005.

Flyghed, Janne (2004): In the National Interest? Political control and registration in Norway and Sweden. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Vol.5, pp.108-124, 2004.

Flyghed, Janne (2003): Normalising the Exceptional – the case of political violence, Policing and Society, vol. 13, no.1 March 2003, pp.23-41.

Flyghed, Janne (2002): Aussenpolitik und Recht. Spionage und Sabotage in Schweden während des zweiten Weltkrieges, Zeitung für Neuere Rechtsgeschichte, vol. 24, nr.3/4 2002, pp.312-326.

Last updated: April 11, 2018

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