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Med stereotypen som utgångspunkt: en studie om knivlagens tillämpningsproblematik

Lechner, Anton LU (2015) RÄSK02 20151
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
A knife is a tool which is used for both in- and outdoor purposes. Although wearing a knife in public areas is criminalized by Swedish law, the regulation includes several reservations about dispensations of judgement if the wearing is considered to be legitimated. The purpose of this study is to investigate and discuss the potential difficulties with the legal practice of the prohibition of knife wearing in public areas, based on the legal principle of equality before the law. All cases regarding knife wearing in the year of 2014 were collected from Malmö district court. The cases were quantified and coded with the purpose to convert it into statistical data. The statistical conclusions were interpreted by using theories about... (More)
A knife is a tool which is used for both in- and outdoor purposes. Although wearing a knife in public areas is criminalized by Swedish law, the regulation includes several reservations about dispensations of judgement if the wearing is considered to be legitimated. The purpose of this study is to investigate and discuss the potential difficulties with the legal practice of the prohibition of knife wearing in public areas, based on the legal principle of equality before the law. All cases regarding knife wearing in the year of 2014 were collected from Malmö district court. The cases were quantified and coded with the purpose to convert it into statistical data. The statistical conclusions were interpreted by using theories about intersectionality, equality before the law, and unintended effects of the law. The result of the study shows that there are strong reasons to suppose an occurrence of discrimination in the legal process, where especially the initial selections of suspects are highly affected by false stereotypes regarding criminal tendency of people belonging to ethnic minorities. (Less)
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author
Lechner, Anton LU
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organization
course
RÄSK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ethnic profiling, stereotypes, discrimination, knife wearing, equality before the law
language
Swedish
id
7526163
date added to LUP
2015-12-03 14:34:33
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2015-12-03 14:34:33
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  abstract     = {A knife is a tool which is used for both in- and outdoor purposes. Although wearing a knife in public areas is criminalized by Swedish law, the regulation includes several reservations about dispensations of judgement if the wearing is considered to be legitimated. The purpose of this study is to investigate and discuss the potential difficulties with the legal practice of the prohibition of knife wearing in public areas, based on the legal principle of equality before the law. All cases regarding knife wearing in the year of 2014 were collected from Malmö district court. The cases were quantified and coded with the purpose to convert it into statistical data. The statistical conclusions were interpreted by using theories about intersectionality, equality before the law, and unintended effects of the law. The result of the study shows that there are strong reasons to suppose an occurrence of discrimination in the legal process, where especially the initial selections of suspects are highly affected by false stereotypes regarding criminal tendency of people belonging to ethnic minorities.},
  author       = {Lechner, Anton},
  keyword      = {ethnic profiling,stereotypes,discrimination,knife wearing,equality before the law},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Med stereotypen som utgångspunkt: en studie om knivlagens tillämpningsproblematik},
  year         = {2015},
}