Janne Flyghed

Janne Flyghed

Professor i kriminologi

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Works at Department of Criminology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 6
Room C 630
Postal address Kriminologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


My research covers mainly two fields. The first is related to the question of how to keep crime at an acceptable level, and still remain a decent, democratic society. How do we fight crime while respecting civil rights and freedoms? The second field covers the well-organized crime, and other socially harmful acts, committed by large corporations and states. 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. Focusing on three Swedish companies – Telia Sonera, Lundin Petroleum, and Stora Enso – the project investigates the strategies these companies apply when defending themselves against accusations of crime. Our main concern is how these defenses are manifested in press releases, online statements, internal reports, criminal investigations, and investigations outsourced to external parties. The defensive strategies are analysed on the basis of Stanley Cohen's theoretical work on processes of denial and neutralization techniques.


Schoultz, I & Flyghed J (2019) From “we did not do it” to “we have learned our lesson”. Development of a theoretical framework on neutralizations of corporate crime, forthcoming in Critical Criminology.

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: June 7, 2019

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