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”Alla vet, men ingen säger något”: en studie om en lag om anonyma vittnen kan öka vittnesbenägenheten

Sanderberg, Louise LU and Skogan, Emma LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The aim of this study is to shed light on today's witness situation. People are not willing to testify in court because of the fear of threat and pressure from criminal gangs. Because of this, we have examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency among individuals with former criminal background. Anonymous witness is a suggestion from political parties in Sweden to become a law to help protect the witness and to help people with a criminal background to testify against their former gang members. To examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency, we have done interviews with seven people who is working on the non-profit organization Fryshuset in Sweden, or have somehow a connection to the organization.... (More)
The aim of this study is to shed light on today's witness situation. People are not willing to testify in court because of the fear of threat and pressure from criminal gangs. Because of this, we have examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency among individuals with former criminal background. Anonymous witness is a suggestion from political parties in Sweden to become a law to help protect the witness and to help people with a criminal background to testify against their former gang members. To examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency, we have done interviews with seven people who is working on the non-profit organization Fryshuset in Sweden, or have somehow a connection to the organization. These people either have been working with people with a criminal background for a long period of time or people who has a criminal background and a history in criminal gangs and in criminal networks. The study has a theoretical basis by Eugen Ehrlich theory about state law and living law and Travis Hirschi's theory about social bond. The people we have interviewed has given us answers on whether anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency and if not, what other options can help increase the witness tendency. (Less)
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Sanderberg, Louise LU and Skogan, Emma LU
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RÄSK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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vittnesbenägenhet, kriminella nätverk, anonyma vittnen, gängkriminalitet
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Swedish
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8915482
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2017-06-19 09:45:47
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to shed light on today's witness situation. People are not willing to testify in court because of the fear of threat and pressure from criminal gangs. Because of this, we have examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency among individuals with former criminal background. Anonymous witness is a suggestion from political parties in Sweden to become a law to help protect the witness and to help people with a criminal background to testify against their former gang members. To examine how anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency, we have done interviews with seven people who is working on the non-profit organization Fryshuset in Sweden, or have somehow a connection to the organization. These people either have been working with people with a criminal background for a long period of time or people who has a criminal background and a history in criminal gangs and in criminal networks. The study has a theoretical basis by Eugen Ehrlich theory about state law and living law and Travis Hirschi's theory about social bond. The people we have interviewed has given us answers on whether anonymous witness can increase the witness tendency and if not, what other options can help increase the witness tendency.},
  author       = {Sanderberg, Louise and Skogan, Emma},
  keyword      = {vittnesbenägenhet,kriminella nätverk,anonyma vittnen,gängkriminalitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Alla vet, men ingen säger något”: en studie om en lag om anonyma vittnen kan öka vittnesbenägenheten},
  year         = {2017},
}