Eva Helén Friis

affiliated with the university, Senior lecturer


Research Areas

  • The use of expert knowledge in legal proceedings
  • Social work with vulnerable children and families
  • Immigration and labour

Current Research

Eva Friis and Karsten Åström are researching “Expert knowledge as a basis for judicial decisions? – A study of how professional knowledge is transferred to and used by lawyers when making decisions in court” (financied by VR).

The overall aim is to describe and analyse Swedish court decisions in two types of cases; crimes against life and health and social assistance. The overall research question is how professional knowledge, based in sources other than sources of law and produced by other methods than legal methods, are being transferred to and used by lawyers in judicial argumentation and decision-making. A further aim is to describe and analyse how knowledge transfer to the court affects legal certainty.

Recent research outputs

Eva Friis & Karsten Åström, 2018 Dec 2, In : Juridisk Tidskrift. 2018-19, 2, p. 344-371 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eva Friis, 2018, Festskrift till Håkan Hydén. Banakar, R., Dahlstrand, K. & Ryberg Welander, L. (eds.). Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund, p. 193-203 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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