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Stalkning: "Något som varje människa borde skyddas mot”. En kvalitativ undersökning avseende svenska myndigheters hantering av fenomenet stalkning.

Karlsson, Johanna LU and Eriksson, Maja LU (2015) RÄSK02 20151
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
This paper aims to analyze and illustrate how the Swedish authorities and organizations in the province of Skåne manage and experience the phenomenon of stalking from a government and victim perspective. In October 2011 the phenomenon became penal provision olaga förföljelse (unlawful persecution) in Swedish law, in the Penal Code. The paper further illustrates the possible advantages and disadvantages of the penal provision and answers the question whether any change has taken place in practice since the introduction of the penal provision olaga förföljelse.

Qualitative semi-structured interviews have taken place with both official participants and victims of the crime of illegal persecution. This is to seek answers to the paper... (More)
This paper aims to analyze and illustrate how the Swedish authorities and organizations in the province of Skåne manage and experience the phenomenon of stalking from a government and victim perspective. In October 2011 the phenomenon became penal provision olaga förföljelse (unlawful persecution) in Swedish law, in the Penal Code. The paper further illustrates the possible advantages and disadvantages of the penal provision and answers the question whether any change has taken place in practice since the introduction of the penal provision olaga förföljelse.

Qualitative semi-structured interviews have taken place with both official participants and victims of the crime of illegal persecution. This is to seek answers to the paper questions and examine what the paper aimed at. Habermas´ theory of system and life-world is the basis for the theoretical framework of the thesis field and topic it falls within. This distinctively indicates the scientific character of the paper. Groundet theory has been used to analyse the results and data of this paper.
The thesis shows that there is a particular problem when it comes to the application of penal provisions, which have resulted from weak implementation of the penal provisions of the authorities in the province of Skåne. A lack of practice in this field induce that official participant, with prosecutors in the front, are restrictive of prosecutions for the crime of unlawful persecution. Consequences of the restrictive application of the penal provisions contribute to vulnerable victims not experiencing sufficient help from the authorities. A circumstance which in itself implies a clash between the system, where government agents operate, and the life-world, in which the phenomenon of stalking are situated and where people can become victim to the crime of unlawful persecution. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Johanna LU and Eriksson, Maja LU
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organization
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RÄSK02 20151
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Perpetrator, Victim, Lack of practice, Weak implementation, Restrictive application, Stalking, Unlawful persecution
language
Swedish
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5472645
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2015-06-26 15:22:41
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  abstract     = {This paper aims to analyze and illustrate how the Swedish authorities and organizations in the province of Skåne manage and experience the phenomenon of stalking from a government and victim perspective. In October 2011 the phenomenon became penal provision olaga förföljelse (unlawful persecution) in Swedish law, in the Penal Code. The paper further illustrates the possible advantages and disadvantages of the penal provision and answers the question whether any change has taken place in practice since the introduction of the penal provision olaga förföljelse.

Qualitative semi-structured interviews have taken place with both official participants and victims of the crime of illegal persecution. This is to seek answers to the paper questions and examine what the paper aimed at. Habermas´ theory of system and life-world is the basis for the theoretical framework of the thesis field and topic it falls within. This distinctively indicates the scientific character of the paper. Groundet theory has been used to analyse the results and data of this paper.
The thesis shows that there is a particular problem when it comes to the application of penal provisions, which have resulted from weak implementation of the penal provisions of the authorities in the province of Skåne. A lack of practice in this field induce that official participant, with prosecutors in the front, are restrictive of prosecutions for the crime of unlawful persecution. Consequences of the restrictive application of the penal provisions contribute to vulnerable victims not experiencing sufficient help from the authorities. A circumstance which in itself implies a clash between the system, where government agents operate, and the life-world, in which the phenomenon of stalking are situated and where people can become victim to the crime of unlawful persecution.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Johanna and Eriksson, Maja},
  keyword      = {Perpetrator,Victim,Lack of practice,Weak implementation,Restrictive application,Stalking,Unlawful persecution},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stalkning: "Något som varje människa borde skyddas mot”. En kvalitativ undersökning avseende svenska myndigheters hantering av fenomenet stalkning.},
  year         = {2015},
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