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Polisens möte med våldtäktsoffer

Lindström, Emma and Gustafsson, Martina (2009)
Sociology
Abstract
The Criminal Code describes rape as an obvious involuntarily. It has been proven to be a problem in the Swedish judiciary to suggest that rape victims often receive degrading questions and a censure treatment. This study has focused on how the encounter between the police and rape victims is like. The purpose of it was to get a picture of how both police and victims are experiencing the encounter. We have looked at issues such as: How the victim experiences the encounter with the police? How do the police look at the victims? What training do police officers go through to face these victims? Our questions were answered through interviews with police, police students, Counselors and literature. The theory we chose to make use of when we... (More)
The Criminal Code describes rape as an obvious involuntarily. It has been proven to be a problem in the Swedish judiciary to suggest that rape victims often receive degrading questions and a censure treatment. This study has focused on how the encounter between the police and rape victims is like. The purpose of it was to get a picture of how both police and victims are experiencing the encounter. We have looked at issues such as: How the victim experiences the encounter with the police? How do the police look at the victims? What training do police officers go through to face these victims? Our questions were answered through interviews with police, police students, Counselors and literature. The theory we chose to make use of when we analysed the collected material is victimology, containing victim ideology, feminism and victim characters. The study showed that both the police and the victim believe that the meeting was largely a matter of showing humanity and trust for each other to cooperate well. Victims can experience the interrogations as evidence of guilt at first when they may have questions about their own actions and behaviour. The overall picture is that our respondents hope that the rape victim understands the purpose with these questions is to survey the course of events and possibly catching a perpetrator. We found that the training the police get to face these victims don't contain that much psychology, which we believe would be needed to respond to the victim at best. (Less)
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author
Lindström, Emma and Gustafsson, Martina
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Crime victims, police, rape, treatment, education, Criminology, Kriminologi, Social structures, Sociala strukturer, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
id
1366614
date added to LUP
2009-03-16 00:00:00
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2011-05-12 15:48:37
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  abstract     = {The Criminal Code describes rape as an obvious involuntarily. It has been proven to be a problem in the Swedish judiciary to suggest that rape victims often receive degrading questions and a censure treatment. This study has focused on how the encounter between the police and rape victims is like. The purpose of it was to get a picture of how both police and victims are experiencing the encounter. We have looked at issues such as: How the victim experiences the encounter with the police? How do the police look at the victims? What training do police officers go through to face these victims? Our questions were answered through interviews with police, police students, Counselors and literature. The theory we chose to make use of when we analysed the collected material is victimology, containing victim ideology, feminism and victim characters. The study showed that both the police and the victim believe that the meeting was largely a matter of showing humanity and trust for each other to cooperate well. Victims can experience the interrogations as evidence of guilt at first when they may have questions about their own actions and behaviour. The overall picture is that our respondents hope that the rape victim understands the purpose with these questions is to survey the course of events and possibly catching a perpetrator. We found that the training the police get to face these victims don't contain that much psychology, which we believe would be needed to respond to the victim at best.},
  author       = {Lindström, Emma and Gustafsson, Martina},
  keyword      = {Crime victims,police,rape,treatment,education,Criminology,Kriminologi,Social structures,Sociala strukturer,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Polisens möte med våldtäktsoffer},
  year         = {2009},
}