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Medborgargarde skyddar byns butik: civilsamhällets betydelse för det brottsförebyggande arbetet utifrån fallet Kågeröd.

Bergstedt, Hanna LU (2015) RÄSK02 20151
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Kågeröd is a village in the municipality of Svalöv with about 1500 inhabitants. The village has only one remaining grocery store, Coop Konsum, and the store is currently in a financial struggle due to to the high rate of crime that has affected the store during the past six months. When the inhabitants of Kågeröd found out that the store, which functions as a social meeting point, was threatened to its existence they decided to show their support by creating a vigilantes who guard outside the store every night to prevent future robberies. This study takes the form of a case study and Kågeröd is used to illustrate the civil society organization and its importance for law enforcement. Through interviews with three key people I have gained an... (More)
Kågeröd is a village in the municipality of Svalöv with about 1500 inhabitants. The village has only one remaining grocery store, Coop Konsum, and the store is currently in a financial struggle due to to the high rate of crime that has affected the store during the past six months. When the inhabitants of Kågeröd found out that the store, which functions as a social meeting point, was threatened to its existence they decided to show their support by creating a vigilantes who guard outside the store every night to prevent future robberies. This study takes the form of a case study and Kågeröd is used to illustrate the civil society organization and its importance for law enforcement. Through interviews with three key people I have gained an insight into how Kågeröds as a civil Society is structured and what the motivation behind the citizen´s actions is. Kågeröd is rich in social capital, they have a strong informal social control and they have a collective efficacy which provides them with the ability to work together towards common goals. Civil initiative is an important part of Society´s crime prevention program and villages as Kågeröd should be seen as a valuable resource in crime prevention. The State has monopoly on the judicial aspects of repression, but that is only a limited part of law enforcement. Citizen participation must be seen as an equally important part. According to Christie, administration of justice rests too much on vertically operated system when it instead should be secured locally and be settled between the parties concerned. Forms for effective collaboration between the public and the private must be found so the parties can work complementary. (Less)
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author
Bergstedt, Hanna LU
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organization
course
RÄSK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
collective efficacy, landsbygd, civilt engagemang, informell social kontroll, kollektiv förmåga, civil crime prevention, civilt samhälle, medborgarbevakning, medborgargarde
language
Swedish
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7444377
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2015-06-26 15:20:05
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  abstract     = {Kågeröd is a village in the municipality of Svalöv with about 1500 inhabitants. The village has only one remaining grocery store, Coop Konsum, and the store is currently in a financial struggle due to to the high rate of crime that has affected the store during the past six months. When the inhabitants of Kågeröd found out that the store, which functions as a social meeting point, was threatened to its existence they decided to show their support by creating a vigilantes who guard outside the store every night to prevent future robberies. This study takes the form of a case study and Kågeröd is used to illustrate the civil society organization and its importance for law enforcement. Through interviews with three key people I have gained an insight into how Kågeröds as a civil Society is structured and what the motivation behind the citizen´s actions is. Kågeröd is rich in social capital, they have a strong informal social control and they have a collective efficacy which provides them with the ability to work together towards common goals. Civil initiative is an important part of Society´s crime prevention program and villages as Kågeröd should be seen as a valuable resource in crime prevention. The State has monopoly on the judicial aspects of repression, but that is only a limited part of law enforcement. Citizen participation must be seen as an equally important part. According to Christie, administration of justice rests too much on vertically operated system when it instead should be secured locally and be settled between the parties concerned. Forms for effective collaboration between the public and the private must be found so the parties can work complementary.},
  author       = {Bergstedt, Hanna},
  keyword      = {collective efficacy,landsbygd,civilt engagemang,informell social kontroll,kollektiv förmåga,civil crime prevention,civilt samhälle,medborgarbevakning,medborgargarde},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medborgargarde skyddar byns butik: civilsamhällets betydelse för det brottsförebyggande arbetet utifrån fallet Kågeröd.},
  year         = {2015},
}