Laura Marie Schierff
JUR Juridisk Ph.d.-uddannelse
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Bygning: 6A.4.16
Laura Marie Schierff's current research focuses on artificial/virtual forms of child sexual abuse material as emerging phenomena within the tech crime nexus. Through extensive digital ethnography and encrypted online interviews, the project investigates the experiential properties of the phenomena, the subcultural norms and practices that direct the activities, and the organisation of the activities which are essentially global yet potentially sanctioned by national jurisdictions. Through an in-depth empirical engagement, the project provides knowledge crucial to the development of preventive measures and legitimate legal responses to the phenomena in a Nordic and international context. The project is conducted under the supervision of Professor Keith Hayward, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Associate Professor Jakob Demant, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen.
Prior to her position at the Faculty, Laura has worked at the Danish Crime Prevention Council and at University of Copenhagen and University of Aalborg as a researcher focusing on victimisation and perpetration of sex crimes. She hold a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Copenhagen.