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Law

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.

New thesis studies conditions for bank aid in the EU

5 December, 2011 - Lunds universitet

Because of the major importance of banks for the financial system, the European Commission’s application of the rules on state aid has become more flexible. But should all banks in financial difficulties receive support? Catrin Karlsson from the Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden, has studied this question in her thesis in business law. The results entail both good and bad news for banks.

Stockholm Prize in Criminology to be Awarded for Global Research on Crime Victims

17 November, 2011 - Brottsförebyggande rådet

The 2012 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Professor Jan van Dijk of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, for his sustained leadership of the International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS) since 1989. Professor van Dijk will receive the prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on June 12, 2012.

Juvenile delinquency linked to higher suicide risk

14 September, 2011 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE 2011-09-14] Criminality can be an indicator of a higher risk of suicide in young people. A new study from Karolinska Institutet and the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden shows that repeat offenders between the ages of 15 and 19 are three times more likely to commit suicide than young people who have not been convicted for a crime during these years.

The varied history of Sweden’s courthouses

22 February, 2011 - Göteborgs universitet

Although the courts are among society’s fundamental institutions, few researchers have looked at their spatial design. Eva Löfgren from the University of Gothenburg has now studied the buildings where the old rural district courts held session. She has also surveyed how the use of the courthouses has evolved over time.

Bipolar disorder does not increase risk of violent crime

7 September, 2010 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE 7 September 2010] A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet suggests that bipolar disorder – or manic-depressive disorder – does not increase the risk of committing violent crime. Instead, the over-representation of individuals with bipolar disorder in violent crime statistics is almost entirely attributable to concurrent substance abuse.