Health can be defined in many ways, and health can also be negatively affected by several different factors, such as threats and violence.
The Swedish Work Environment Authority assesses that the number of companies that systematically violate work environment regulations to gain a competitive advantage is increasing and that the links to other criminal activities are also increasing in scope.
This development of society requires more research on organized crime and the way it affects working life, gender equality and democracy.
“If we can reduce risk factors for ill health, such as unlawful influence and exposure to violence and psychological stress, we can strengthen our preventive and remedial efforts for good working environments and good health.”
“I would like to contribute to strengthening research within the University's strategic research area Health-Promoting Work, by increasing knowledge about current risk factors in working life, for example how criminal environments affect working life,” Amir Rostami says.