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Research interests

My research focuses on corporate criminal liability and related sanctions. I am also interested in general criminal liability theory and especially, the concept of causation in criminal law.  

My current work concentrates on corporate criminal negligence and its relation to a weak corporate culture as well as low corporate sustainability performance.  

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)

Work Experience

  • 9/2017– present, 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 2011 2019

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

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

Finnish anti-bribery regime in a cross-border context

Korkka-Knuts, H. & Laaksonen, P., Jun 2016, In : Anti-Corruption Committee news : newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division . 8, 1, p. 20-21 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Prizes

Vuoden väittelijän palkinto

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2010 2019

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

Straffrättens byggstenar i Finland och i Sverige

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Speaker: Presenter)
2 Mar 2018

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

Rikosoikeuden aineopinnot

Heli Korkka-Knuts (Teacher)
16 Jan 2018

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