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Registrerad: - En förklarande studie av Skånepolisens romregister
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2011, a crime prevention initiative was undertaken by the Swedish police department in Scania. Two years later, the Swedish media reported on this initiative, claiming that it had been intended as an ethnic registration of Romani people. This revelation resulted in a great deal of controversy and sparked a national debate on the issue of ethnicity and public registration in Sweden. The police in Scania had difficulties explaining the purpose of such a registration effort, and could not provide evidence that it had been legitimate and legal. This paper will attempt to explain the motivation behind the original police initiative with a theoretical analysis based on assessments from public authorities. Qualitative content analysis will be used to examine how the Scania Police attempted to explain their actions, and what purpose the cataloging Romani people could have had. The analysis will be made through the lens of organizational behavior theory.

In this paper, the motives and causes of the police initiative will be analyzed in order to establish an explanation for their actions. The resulting analysis, as follows, shows several problems on an individual, group and organizational level in the police department, which ultimately led to a failure to protect the registered people’s right to privacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
Romer, etnisk registrering, polis, kvalitativ innehållsanalys
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34773OAI: diva2:722396
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-08 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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