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Kritiska händelser vid utryckningskörning: Polisers egna berättelser
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Critical events during emergency driving : Police officers' narratives (English)
Abstract [sv]

Olyckor med polisfordon fortsätter att öka. Litet är dock känt om polisers egna upplevelser av kritiska händelser under utryckningskörning. För att bidra till ökad förståelse för utryckningskörning var studiens syfte att undersöka hur poliser beskriver sina upplevelser av utryckningsförloppet. I denna studie använde vi oss av en semistrukturerad intervjuguide för att undersöka hur fem poliser berättade om sina upplevelser. Genom narrativ analys av intervjuerna studerades likheter och skillnader av kritiska händelser under utryckningskörning. Vi identifierade fem återkommande teman, så kallade typnarrativ: viljan att fånga, att köra fort, att det är känsligt att kritisera kollegors utryckningskörning, att bedöma när höga hastigheter är befogade, samt att hitta balansen i utryckningskörningen för att uppleva kontroll. Dessa fem typnarrativ gav en god förståelse för hur poliserna berättade om oväntade händelser som skapat riskfyllda situationer i deras tjänsteutövning. Likheter i berättelserna gällde främst beteende och attityder. Skillnaderna bestod framförallt i omständigheter, exempelvis hur utryckningen startade och vilken information poliserna fick eller inte fick under utryckningen. Skillnaderna kopplades till möjliga konsekvenser av utryckningen utifrån teorier om beslutsfattande, riskmedvetenhet och skadeprevention. Vidare indikerade resultaten att upplevelsen av utryckningskörning var dynamisk och varierade med kontextuella förhållanden. 

Abstract [en]

Accidents with police vehicles continue to increase. However, little is known about the police's own experiences of critical events during emergency driving. To contribute to increased understanding of emergency driving, the study's purpose was to investigate how policemen describe their experiences of the emergency driving. In this study, we used a semistructured interview guide to investigate how five policemen talked about their experiences. Through narrative analysis of the interviews, similarities and differences of critical events during emergency driving were investigated. We identified five recurring themes, so-called narrative types: the will to capture, to drive fast, difficulties in questioning a colleague's driving style, deciding when high speeds are justified, and finding the balance in emergency driving to experience control. These five types gave a good understanding of how the policemen talked about unexpected events that created risky situations in their service. Similarities in the stories mostly concerned behaviors and attitudes. The differences consisted mainly of circumstances, such as how the start-up began and what information the police received or did not receive during the reprisal. The differences were linked to the possible consequences of the expression based on theories of decision making, risk awareness and injury prevention. Furthermore, the results indicated that the experience of emergency driving was dynamic and varied with contextual conditions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Qualitative Method, Semi-Structured Interview, Narrative Analysis, Emergency driving, Blue Light, Police Officer
Keyword [sv]
Kvalitativ metod, Semistrukturerad intervju, Narrativ analys, Utryckningskörning, Blåljus, Poliser
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-137107DiVA: diva2:1115249
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Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved

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