Hanna Malik profile picture
Senior Researcher, Laws
LL.M. (Frankfurt am Main)


Caloniankuja 3

Areas of expertise

comparative law
criminal law
law and society
corporate crimes
corporate criminal liability
labor exploitation
labor movements


My background is in criminal law and comparative law. I hold a Master degree in Law from the University of Lodz (Poland), a Master degree in International Relations- German studies from the University of Lodz (Poland) and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Currently, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany), I am finalizing my Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Liability of collective entities in Poland in the view of the German long-standing debate on corporate criminal liability”.

Since December 2016 I have been working as a senior and project researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku.


Introduction to comparative legal research


My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative criminal law, sociology of law, dialectics of law-making and corporate crimes. I am especially interested in the regulation of corporate power and in the challenges it poses to traditional criminal law approaches. In my dissertation, I revisit the dilemma of corporate criminal liability as a regulatory response to corporate wrongdoing. 

In Turku, I have been active in several comparative projects, including the research project on the alternative, non-penal approaches to tackle serious and organized crime as well as my individual research project founded by the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) “The Formation of Labor Exploitation – Polish Workers in in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.” In this project, I examine the misuse of labor rights in a broader context of state-corporate crime scholarship.


Sort by: