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Heli Korkka-Knuts

Research Fellow , Faculty of Law

  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20112020

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Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on corporate criminal liability and related sanctions. I'm also interested in the modernization process of general criminal liability theory. Currently, my work concentrates on corporate criminal negligence and its relation to weak corporate culture as well as low corporate sustainability performance.  

I'm a member of the Ethical Review Board in the Humanities and Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Before academia, I have worked for corporate law firms over 10 years focusing on corporate offences, corporate compliance, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering.

 

Curriculum vitae

Education and degrees completed

  • 10/2015, Doctor of Law, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 12/2007, Master of Law, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Other education and qualifications

  • 7/2013-8/2017, Member of the Finnish Bar Association (Finland)
  • 2/2006–12/2006, Universidad Ramon Lull – ESADE, International Legal Studies (Barcelona, Spain)

Work Experience

  • 6/2020–present, Research Felllow, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (Finland)  
  • 9/2017–5/2020, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 8/2013–8/2017, Co-Head of Compliance, Investigations & Corporate Offences, Senior Associate, Krogerus Attorneys Ltd (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 1/2012–5/2015, Doctoral Candidate, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law (Finland)
  • 12/2012–6/2013, Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Uppsala University, Faculty of Law (Uppsala, Sweden) 
  • 12/2010–11/2011, Trainee Judge, District Court of Tuusula (Järvenpää, Finland)
  • 1/2008–1/2012, Associate, Waselius & Wist Attorneys, Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 4/2007–9/2007, Trainee, Ministry of Finance, Financial Markets Department (Helsinki, Finland)

Personal research funding and grants

  • 6/2020-5/2022, HELSUS Research Fellow, "The Role of Behavioural Regulatory Design in Optimization of Environmental Corporate Crime Prevention (BiRD)", Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science
  • 3/2018–4/2018, 1-10/2019, Postdoctoral research funding, “Rikosoikeuden yleisten oppien modernisaatio”, the Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 12/2014, Dissertation completion grant, University of Helsinki
  • 1/2013-8/2013, 8/2014-11/2014, Doctoral Studies, Suomalainen lakimiesyhdistys research foundation and K.G. Idman foundation, 19.440 EUR
  • 12/2012–6/2013, Travel Grant for Doctoral Studies in Uppsala University, Makarna M. och Hj. Granfelts stipendifond
  • 1/2012–12/2012, Doctoral Studies, the Chancellor Antti Tulenheimo Memorial Fund

Teaching experience

  • 1/2019, Teacher, Undergraduate course on general liability theory in criminal law, causation, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 1/2018, Teacher, Undergraduate course on general liability theory in criminal law, causation, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 1/2017, Teacher, Undergraduate course on general liability theory in criminal law, causation, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 10/2015, Teacher, Licentiate Course in Criminal law, “Bribery in global enterprises”, University of Helsinki / Helsinki Court of Appeal (Finland)  
  • 8/2015, Teacher, Commercial Seminar on corporate crime and management liability, Talentum Lakikoulutus (Finland)
  • 2/2014, 6/2014 and 9/2014, Teacher, Course on corporate crime and criminal proceeds, the Finnish Bar Association (Finland)  
  • 9/2013, Teacher, Undergraduate seminar on corporate crime, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 3/2013, Teacher, Licentiate course in criminal law, “Quantification of the Proceeds of Corporate Crime”, University of Helsinki / Helsinki Court of Appeal (Finland)
  • Spring semester 2012, Teacher, Undergraduate seminar, “Methodology in legal research”, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Experience of organising scientific meetings

  • 4/2018, International Symposium, ”Straffrättens byggstenar i Finland och i Sverige: Orsakande och objektivt tillräknande” (Uppsala, Sweden), Member of the Organizing Committee
  • 3/2018, international Symposium, ”Straffrättens byggstenar i Finland och i Sverige:  Lagtolkning och legalitetsprincipen”, (Helsinki, Finland), Member of the Organizing Committee and Speaker

Awards

  • 11/2015, Award for the best doctoral dissertation of 2015 by the Finnish Lawyers' Association (Vuoden väittelijän palkinto)

 

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Criminal law and other criminal sciences
  • Corporate Criminal Liability
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Yleinen rikosoikeus

Korkka-Knuts, H., Helenius, D. & Frände, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Edita Publishing. 450 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Laiminlyönnillä aiheuttamisen hypoteettisuus - kuinka epävarma on tarpeeksi varma?

Korkka-Knuts, H., 2019, Juhlajulkaisu Kimmo Nuotio 1959 - 18/4 - 2019. Frände, D., Helenius, D., Korkka, H., Lahti, R., Lappi-Seppälä, T. & Melander, S. (eds.). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta, p. 183-200 18 p. (Forum Iuris).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Oikeushenkilön toiminnassa tehty rikos ja sen estämisen laiminlyönti: organisaatiohuolimattomuus oikeushenkilön rangaistusvastuun perusteena

Korkka-Knuts, H., 2019, In : Lakimies. 117, 3-4, p. 313–336 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Orsakssambandsbedömningens struktur i bolagsledningens och revisors skadeståndsansvar

Korkka-Knuts, H., 2018, In : Svensk juristtidning. 2018, 2, p. 153- 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Projects

Prizes

Vuoden väittelijän palkinto

Korkka-Knuts, Heli (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Oikeus ja oikeudenmukaisuus

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Speaker)

27 Aug 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Sofy: Rikoksen ja rangaistuksen filosofia

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Attendee)

24 Aug 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Rikosoikeuden aineopinnot

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Teacher)

15 Jan 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

2nd BeSP symposium: Behavioural insights in developing public policy and interventions

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Attendee)

3 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars