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Hatbrott: en undersökning av hatbrottsoffrens attityder till polisen och deras anmälningsbenägenhet

Arvidsson Shukur, Lydia LU (2016) RÄSK02 20161
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The aim of this essay is to investigate how victims’ tendencies to report a hate crime to the police is influenced by their level of trust towards the Police. The method used was based on a qualitative data-collection, consisting of eleven interviews. The interviews were carried out with people who considered themselves to have been exposed to hate crimes, but also with police employees specialised in hate crime. The questions asked in these interviews were targeted at acquiring information about what reasons the interviewees based their intention to report hate crimes upon. The results were then analysed using the Theory of Planned Behavior and showed – to some extent – a correlation between a negative attitude or distrust towards the... (More)
The aim of this essay is to investigate how victims’ tendencies to report a hate crime to the police is influenced by their level of trust towards the Police. The method used was based on a qualitative data-collection, consisting of eleven interviews. The interviews were carried out with people who considered themselves to have been exposed to hate crimes, but also with police employees specialised in hate crime. The questions asked in these interviews were targeted at acquiring information about what reasons the interviewees based their intention to report hate crimes upon. The results were then analysed using the Theory of Planned Behavior and showed – to some extent – a correlation between a negative attitude or distrust towards the Police and a lack of intent to report hate crimes. Nevertheless, the results indicated that factors such as social norms and perceived behavioural control also had an influence on the tendency of a victim of a hate crime to report the case to the police. The study, therefore, showed that a negative attitude and lack of trust towards the Police or the judicial system did not have to be the main determinant when the victims decided on whether or not they would report an incident. However, the results still revealed a general lack of trust in the police and judicial system’s capability to handle cases of hate crimes. (Less)
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author
Arvidsson Shukur, Lydia LU
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course
RÄSK02 20161
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Social norms, Police, Perceived behavioural control, Attitude, Hate crime, Tendency of reporting to the police, Trust
language
Swedish
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8880814
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2016-06-17 10:54:25
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay is to investigate how victims’ tendencies to report a hate crime to the police is influenced by their level of trust towards the Police. The method used was based on a qualitative data-collection, consisting of eleven interviews. The interviews were carried out with people who considered themselves to have been exposed to hate crimes, but also with police employees specialised in hate crime. The questions asked in these interviews were targeted at acquiring information about what reasons the interviewees based their intention to report hate crimes upon. The results were then analysed using the Theory of Planned Behavior and showed – to some extent – a correlation between a negative attitude or distrust towards the Police and a lack of intent to report hate crimes. Nevertheless, the results indicated that factors such as social norms and perceived behavioural control also had an influence on the tendency of a victim of a hate crime to report the case to the police. The study, therefore, showed that a negative attitude and lack of trust towards the Police or the judicial system did not have to be the main determinant when the victims decided on whether or not they would report an incident. However, the results still revealed a general lack of trust in the police and judicial system’s capability to handle cases of hate crimes.},
  author       = {Arvidsson Shukur, Lydia},
  keyword      = {Social norms,Police,Perceived behavioural control,Attitude,Hate crime,Tendency of reporting to the police,Trust},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hatbrott: en undersökning av hatbrottsoffrens attityder till polisen och deras anmälningsbenägenhet},
  year         = {2016},
}