Eva Helén Friisaffiliated with the university, Senior lecturer
- The use of expert knowledge in legal proceedings
- Social work with vulnerable children and families
- Immigration and labour
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
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter