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Är hårdare straff det rätta vapnet? En studie om skärpningarna i vapenlagens brottspreventiva verkan

Fredriksson, Emil LU and Tamas, Alexandru LU (2018) RÄSK02 20181
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Due to the fact that Sweden during the past five years has seen an increase of gun related crimes we find it necessary to further explore this area. The public´s trust regarding the legal system has started to decline as an effect of this negative trend. We are currently experiencing a shift within the criminal policy regarding the tendency by politicians to ignore scientifically research and choose to get tough on crime. This is done in order to show the public that the state is capable of action. The state has chosen to strengthen the current law regarding possession and use of illegal firearms. The aim of this paper is to evaluate if the current changes regarding the law of possession and use of illegal firearms will achieve its... (More)
Due to the fact that Sweden during the past five years has seen an increase of gun related crimes we find it necessary to further explore this area. The public´s trust regarding the legal system has started to decline as an effect of this negative trend. We are currently experiencing a shift within the criminal policy regarding the tendency by politicians to ignore scientifically research and choose to get tough on crime. This is done in order to show the public that the state is capable of action. The state has chosen to strengthen the current law regarding possession and use of illegal firearms. The aim of this paper is to evaluate if the current changes regarding the law of possession and use of illegal firearms will achieve its intended effect. This will be conducted by gathering adequate data which consists of previous research, legal cases and interviews with members representing the legal system as well as past convicted criminals in order to provide the reader with a holistic perspective. The analysis will be conducted by the use of Jürgen Habermas and Travis Hirschis theoretical framework in order to examine how law as a medium can be used to reduce the friction between society and the system. (Less)
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Fredriksson, Emil LU and Tamas, Alexandru LU
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organization
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RÄSK02 20181
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
communication, crime prevention, guns, law, social integration
language
Swedish
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8945550
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2018-06-08 09:35:30
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  abstract     = {Due to the fact that Sweden during the past five years has seen an increase of gun related crimes we find it necessary to further explore this area. The public´s trust regarding the legal system has started to decline as an effect of this negative trend. We are currently experiencing a shift within the criminal policy regarding the tendency by politicians to ignore scientifically research and choose to get tough on crime. This is done in order to show the public that the state is capable of action. The state has chosen to strengthen the current law regarding possession and use of illegal firearms. The aim of this paper is to evaluate if the current changes regarding the law of possession and use of illegal firearms will achieve its intended effect. This will be conducted by gathering adequate data which consists of previous research, legal cases and interviews with members representing the legal system as well as past convicted criminals in order to provide the reader with a holistic perspective. The analysis will be conducted by the use of Jürgen Habermas and Travis Hirschis theoretical framework in order to examine how law as a medium can be used to reduce the friction between society and the system.},
  author       = {Fredriksson, Emil and Tamas, Alexandru},
  keyword      = {communication,crime prevention,guns,law,social integration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är hårdare straff det rätta vapnet? En studie om skärpningarna i vapenlagens brottspreventiva verkan},
  year         = {2018},
}