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Eklund, N. & Landström, L. (2019). Effektivare för vem?: chefsuppfattningar om den nya styrningen av svensk polis. Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, 96(1), 35-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effektivare för vem?: chefsuppfattningar om den nya styrningen av svensk polis
2019 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-1285, Vol. 96, no 1, p. 35-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Djøf Forlag, 2019
Keywords
Polisen, styrning, effektivitet
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161260 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SGO14-1173:1
Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-07-01 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved
Landström, L., Eklund, N. & Naarttijärvi, M. (2019). Legal limits to prioritisation in policing – challenging the impact of centralisation. Policing & society
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2019 (English)In: Policing & society, ISSN 1043-9463, E-ISSN 1477-2728Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article illustrates, through a combination of administrative and legal perspectives, how ambitions to centralise prioritisation decisions within a police organisation can be limited by the legal rules relating to crime investigations and public order policing. As a case study, we use the centralisation of the Swedish Police, a reform intending to reduce the previously far-reaching operational independence of regional police authorities in favour of a centralised and uniform single authority. Through this case study, we analyse the interaction between the legal and institutional frameworks of policing and prosecution, including positive obligations enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. We conclude that legal responsibilities affecting the Swedish Police may significantly limit the possibility for managers and officers to de-prioritise many cases and public order concerns, which, in turn, may limit the ability to divert resources to other—centrally prioritised—tasks. Failure to account for such limits may cause reform ambitions to collide with legal responsibilities in day-to-day operative policing. The results indicate that research into organisational reform and police prioritisation may benefit from a more systemic analysis of the legal and institutional factors limiting institutional discretion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Policing, prioritisation, discretion, centralisation, positive obligations, Polis, prioriteringar, skön, centralisering, positiva skyldigheter
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society) Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162063 (URN)10.1080/10439463.2019.1634717 (DOI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SGO14-1173:1
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-13
Landström, L. & Henning-Mäki, A.-K. (2019). Slumpmässiga arbetsplatsinspektioner: fler "verktyg" i Polisens låda - utan rättslig kontroll. In: Ruth Mannelqvist, Staffan Ingmanson & Carin Ulander Wänman (Ed.), Festskrift till Örjan Edström: (pp. 275-292). Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Slumpmässiga arbetsplatsinspektioner: fler "verktyg" i Polisens låda - utan rättslig kontroll
2019 (Swedish)In: Festskrift till Örjan Edström / [ed] Ruth Mannelqvist, Staffan Ingmanson & Carin Ulander Wänman, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet , 2019, p. 275-292Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, 2019
Series
Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, ISSN 1404-9198 ; 41
Keywords
Polisarbete, Europakonventionen, sanktionsdirektivet
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161258 (URN)9789178550784 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-07-01 Last updated: 2019-07-01Bibliographically approved
Eklund, N. & Landström, L. (2018). Introduktion (2ed.). In: Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström (Ed.), Polisen: verksamhet och arbete (pp. 15-24). Stockholm: Liber
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2018 (Swedish)In: Polisen: verksamhet och arbete / [ed] Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 2, p. 15-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018 Edition: 2
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143982 (URN)978-91-47-11340-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Eklund, N. & Landström, L. (2018). Polisen: perspektiv på verksamhet och arbete (2ed.). In: Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström (Ed.), Polisen: verksamhet och arbete (pp. 331-336). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Polisen: perspektiv på verksamhet och arbete
2018 (Swedish)In: Polisen: verksamhet och arbete / [ed] Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 2, p. 331-336Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018 Edition: 2
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143983 (URN)978-91-47-11340-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Eklund, N. & Landström, L. (Eds.). (2018). Polisen: verksamhet och arbete (2ed.). Stockholm: Liber
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2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018. p. 362 Edition: 2
National Category
Law Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143979 (URN)978-91-47-11340-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Hellström, O. & Landström, L. (2018). Roller i rättskedjan (2ed.). In: Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström (Ed.), Polisen: verksamhet och arbete (pp. 233-256). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Roller i rättskedjan
2018 (Swedish)In: Polisen: verksamhet och arbete / [ed] Niklas Eklund, Lena Landström, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 2, p. 233-256Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018 Edition: 2
Keywords
brottmålsprocess, rättskedja, rättsväsende, åklagare, advokat, domare, brottsutredning
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145540 (URN)978-91-47-11340-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-09 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Landström, L. (2017). Brottsutredning och effektivitet: en analys av effektivitetsbegreppets användning vid lagstiftning. In: Örjan Edström, Johan Lindholm & Ruth Mannelqvist (Ed.), Jubileumsskrift till Juridiska institutionen 40 år: (pp. 193-206). Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottsutredning och effektivitet: en analys av effektivitetsbegreppets användning vid lagstiftning
2017 (Swedish)In: Jubileumsskrift till Juridiska institutionen 40 år / [ed] Örjan Edström, Johan Lindholm & Ruth Mannelqvist, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet , 2017, p. 193-206Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, 2017
Series
Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, ISSN 1404-9198 ; 38
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141871 (URN)9789176017937 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-14 Created: 2017-11-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Landström, L. & Eklund, N. (2017). Towards Higher Degrees of Efficiency: Swedish Policing between Management, Complexity and Rule of Law. In: Paul Larsson och Pernille Skjevrak (Ed.), Nordic Police Research Seminar: Proceedings - Oslo 8th-9th September 2016. Paper presented at The 6th Nordic Police Research Seminar, Oslo, Norway, September 8-9, 2016 (pp. 73-86). Oslo: Politihøgskolen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards Higher Degrees of Efficiency: Swedish Policing between Management, Complexity and Rule of Law
2017 (English)In: Nordic Police Research Seminar: Proceedings - Oslo 8th-9th September 2016 / [ed] Paul Larsson och Pernille Skjevrak, Oslo: Politihøgskolen , 2017, p. 73-86Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 2015 the Swedish police integrated what was a highly decentralized and territorially diverse administrative organization into a new, single government agency. The goals of this encompassing administrative change were to increase the overall quality of police work, ncrease cost efficiency, create more structural flexibility and to improve the overall level of performance in Swedish policing. The achievement of higher levels of efficiency was emphasized as the core purpose of reform.

In our presentation, we argue that the tension between political and legal first principles in Swedish policing goes beyond organizational reform. The Swedish police cannot share the monopoly of legitimate civil violence, nor the task of bringing citizens into the criminal process. Therefore, many pitfalls and contradictions pertaining to police work emanate from the inescapable cross-pressure of policy making and the Swedish legal system. We find that police practices, as opposed to organizational principles, will decide the relative success of current reform. We also argue that efficiency is a fuzzy reform concept, which must be balanced against other core democratic and legal values to gain and maintain legitimacy for the power of policing in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Politihøgskolen, 2017
Keywords
Swedish police, Administrative change, Rule of Law, Complexity, Legitimacy
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science; Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154411 (URN)978-82-7808-131-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The 6th Nordic Police Research Seminar, Oslo, Norway, September 8-9, 2016
Projects
Polisarbetet - mellan effektivitet och rättsstatlighet
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SGO14-1173:1
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Landström, L. (2016). Brottsoffret och rättsprocessen. In: Görel Granström, Ruth Mannelqvist (Ed.), Brottsoffer: rättsliga perspektiv (pp. 25-45). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottsoffret och rättsprocessen
2016 (Swedish)In: Brottsoffer: rättsliga perspektiv / [ed] Görel Granström, Ruth Mannelqvist, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, p. 25-45Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016
Keywords
Brottsoffer, rättsprocess, viktimologi, förundersökning, rättegång, åtal
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-127263 (URN)9789144111643 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-03 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Projects
Policing in Sweden - Efficiency and Rule of Law in Police Work [SGO14-1173:1_RJ]; Umeå University; Publications
Landström, L., Eklund, N. & Naarttijärvi, M. (2019). Legal limits to prioritisation in policing – challenging the impact of centralisation. Policing & society
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