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"Målsägande verkar lite knepig". En diskursanalys av femininitet i polisens kvinnoregister.

Pettersson, Amanda LU (2015) GNVK01 20151
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
In December 2014 Swedish radio leaked that Swedish police kept a record about women reporting that they have been exposed to domestic violence. The record contained subjective comments about 2500 women. The record has been kept at and used by Polisen Södertörns victim group, and holds subjective comments about both the women and their related. The record has been established and used during the years 2004-2014. In this essay, the record is analysed with theories about femininity, intersectionality and Nils Christie’s theory about ideal victims. As a method, discourse analysis is used, and shows the police’s image of the victims as failing to claim a normative femininity. This affects the way the women exposed to domestic violence is... (More)
In December 2014 Swedish radio leaked that Swedish police kept a record about women reporting that they have been exposed to domestic violence. The record contained subjective comments about 2500 women. The record has been kept at and used by Polisen Södertörns victim group, and holds subjective comments about both the women and their related. The record has been established and used during the years 2004-2014. In this essay, the record is analysed with theories about femininity, intersectionality and Nils Christie’s theory about ideal victims. As a method, discourse analysis is used, and shows the police’s image of the victims as failing to claim a normative femininity. This affects the way the women exposed to domestic violence is treated and understood as victims, and in long term how these women are treated by Swedish police. The essay claims to show how domestic violence is focusing on the women as a complainant, instead of the man as the crime suspect. (Less)
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author
Pettersson, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVK01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Swedish police womens record, Domestic violence, Idealiska offer, Normativ femininitet, Våld i nära relation, Polisens kvinnoregister, Normative femininity, Ideal victim
language
Swedish
id
5468594
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 17:13:01
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2015-06-18 14:04:26
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  abstract     = {In December 2014 Swedish radio leaked that Swedish police kept a record about women reporting that they have been exposed to domestic violence. The record contained subjective comments about 2500 women. The record has been kept at and used by Polisen Södertörns victim group, and holds subjective comments about both the women and their related. The record has been established and used during the years 2004-2014. In this essay, the record is analysed with theories about femininity, intersectionality and Nils Christie’s theory about ideal victims. As a method, discourse analysis is used, and shows the police’s image of the victims as failing to claim a normative femininity. This affects the way the women exposed to domestic violence is treated and understood as victims, and in long term how these women are treated by Swedish police. The essay claims to show how domestic violence is focusing on the women as a complainant, instead of the man as the crime suspect.},
  author       = {Pettersson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Swedish police womens record,Domestic violence,Idealiska offer,Normativ femininitet,Våld i nära relation,Polisens kvinnoregister,Normative femininity,Ideal victim},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Målsägande verkar lite knepig". En diskursanalys av femininitet i polisens kvinnoregister.},
  year         = {2015},
}