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Arbetsrelaterat våld bland ordningsvakter och entrévärdar i Malmös krogmiljö: en kvantitativ studie om trygghet.

Hiekkanen, Salla LU and Kaminska, Dominika LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Nightlife environments are high-risk environments for violence, hence security guards and nightclub entry hosts are necessary to guarantee guest safety. However, there is little research on their view of their own safety and vulnerability.
This study examines exposure to work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards and entry hosts working in nightclubs in Malmö, Sweden. It addresses the question from a sociological perspective on law, namely how work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards’ and entry hosts’ can be seen in relation to Swedish work environment legislation, and jurisprudence according to which this group of professionals must tolerate a higher exposure to violence than... (More)
Nightlife environments are high-risk environments for violence, hence security guards and nightclub entry hosts are necessary to guarantee guest safety. However, there is little research on their view of their own safety and vulnerability.
This study examines exposure to work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards and entry hosts working in nightclubs in Malmö, Sweden. It addresses the question from a sociological perspective on law, namely how work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards’ and entry hosts’ can be seen in relation to Swedish work environment legislation, and jurisprudence according to which this group of professionals must tolerate a higher exposure to violence than employees in general.

A questionnaire survey (n=63) is addressed to security guards and entry hosts in Malmö. Results suggest these groups perceive work-related violence as a common problem. While 43 percent of respondents report feeling fairly safe at work, 71 percent report feeling unsafe outside work due to their professional role. Results also suggest that certain violence trigger worse feelings of unsafety, and that feelings of unsafety worsen with the number of violent incidents that respondents experience.

Results are interpreted against Gidden’s theory of ontological security and contextualised against precedent cases and legislation, leading to a discussion whether the norm given by the law supports the safety of security guards and entry hosts at work. This, we argue, indicates that bottom-up perspectives on work-related violence deserves more emphasis in Swedish work environment legislation and jurisprudence.

Keywords: workrelated violence, entry host, security guard, safety, vulnerability Nyckelord: arbetsrelaterat våld, entrévärd, ordningsvakt, trygghet, utsatthet (Less)
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Hiekkanen, Salla LU and Kaminska, Dominika LU
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RÄSK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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workrelated violence, entry host, security guard, safety, vulnerability arbetsrelaterat våld, entrévärd, ordningsvakt, trygghet, utsatthet
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Swedish
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8911684
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  abstract     = {Nightlife environments are high-risk environments for violence, hence security guards and nightclub entry hosts are necessary to guarantee guest safety. However, there is little research on their view of their own safety and vulnerability.
This study examines exposure to work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards and entry hosts working in nightclubs in Malmö, Sweden. It addresses the question from a sociological perspective on law, namely how work-related violence and feelings of (un)safety among security guards’ and entry hosts’ can be seen in relation to Swedish work environment legislation, and jurisprudence according to which this group of professionals must tolerate a higher exposure to violence than employees in general.

A questionnaire survey (n=63) is addressed to security guards and entry hosts in Malmö. Results suggest these groups perceive work-related violence as a common problem. While 43 percent of respondents report feeling fairly safe at work, 71 percent report feeling unsafe outside work due to their professional role. Results also suggest that certain violence trigger worse feelings of unsafety, and that feelings of unsafety worsen with the number of violent incidents that respondents experience.

Results are interpreted against Gidden’s theory of ontological security and contextualised against precedent cases and legislation, leading to a discussion whether the norm given by the law supports the safety of security guards and entry hosts at work. This, we argue, indicates that bottom-up perspectives on work-related violence deserves more emphasis in Swedish work environment legislation and jurisprudence.

Keywords: workrelated violence, entry host, security guard, safety, vulnerability Nyckelord: arbetsrelaterat våld, entrévärd, ordningsvakt, trygghet, utsatthet},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arbetsrelaterat våld bland ordningsvakter och entrévärdar i Malmös krogmiljö: en kvantitativ studie om trygghet.},
  year         = {2017},
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