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Polisförhör kan förstöra misstänkta barns framtid

Lundström, Louise LU and Larsson, Hanna LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
In the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention, Swedish law and guidelines there are certain rights regarding juveniles suspected of a crime being interrogated by the police.

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to develop a broader understanding about possible failures in upholding those rights. Further, what possible consequences it could mean for the suspected juveniles and the rule of law when the rights are not uphold. The bachelor thesis focuses on children between 15 and 17 years of age who are interrogated by the police in Sweden. The aim was reached by a combination of data from official documents, reports and interviews. The data were analysed by applying social control and the labelling theory with the... (More)
In the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention, Swedish law and guidelines there are certain rights regarding juveniles suspected of a crime being interrogated by the police.

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to develop a broader understanding about possible failures in upholding those rights. Further, what possible consequences it could mean for the suspected juveniles and the rule of law when the rights are not uphold. The bachelor thesis focuses on children between 15 and 17 years of age who are interrogated by the police in Sweden. The aim was reached by a combination of data from official documents, reports and interviews. The data were analysed by applying social control and the labelling theory with the purpose to fulfil the aim of the bachelor thesis. The analysis concluded that the interrogating officers have more knowledge and power than juveniles. Moreover, the interrogating officers sometimes label ju- veniles and therefore juveniles could start to believe that they committed the crime they are suspected of even if they did not.

The authors of the bachelor thesis came to the conclusions that failures in upholding the rights do occur. For example children are often interrogated without a solicitor present. Due to the failures many possible consequences occur for the concerned children and the rule of law, es- pecially the risk of children being wrongly convicted or acquitted. The authors therefore point out the importance in decreasing failures in upholding the rights regarding suspected juveniles interrogated by the police. (Less)
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author
Lundström, Louise LU and Larsson, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie om upprätthållandet av barns rättigheter
course
RÄSK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
polisförhör, Brottsmisstänkta barn, konsekvenser, rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
8917851
date added to LUP
2017-06-26 09:52:30
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2017-06-26 09:52:30
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  abstract     = {In the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention, Swedish law and guidelines there are certain rights regarding juveniles suspected of a crime being interrogated by the police.

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to develop a broader understanding about possible failures in upholding those rights. Further, what possible consequences it could mean for the suspected juveniles and the rule of law when the rights are not uphold. The bachelor thesis focuses on children between 15 and 17 years of age who are interrogated by the police in Sweden. The aim was reached by a combination of data from official documents, reports and interviews. The data were analysed by applying social control and the labelling theory with the purpose to fulfil the aim of the bachelor thesis. The analysis concluded that the interrogating officers have more knowledge and power than juveniles. Moreover, the interrogating officers sometimes label ju- veniles and therefore juveniles could start to believe that they committed the crime they are suspected of even if they did not.

The authors of the bachelor thesis came to the conclusions that failures in upholding the rights do occur. For example children are often interrogated without a solicitor present. Due to the failures many possible consequences occur for the concerned children and the rule of law, es- pecially the risk of children being wrongly convicted or acquitted. The authors therefore point out the importance in decreasing failures in upholding the rights regarding suspected juveniles interrogated by the police.},
  author       = {Lundström, Louise and Larsson, Hanna},
  keyword      = {polisförhör,Brottsmisstänkta barn,konsekvenser,rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Polisförhör kan förstöra misstänkta barns framtid},
  year         = {2017},
}