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Att känna känslor får inte hindra utförandet av ett professionellt polisarbete: Intervjustudie med tio polischefer angående deras uppfattningar om känslors betydelse i polisorganisationen
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study analyses how emotions are part of police work and police leadership. By using interviews with ten police leaders in Swedish police service, the aim was to collect descriptions associated with emotional police work. The questions that ruled were: How police leaders describe the meaning of emotions in police work? How police leaders have learned to act in emotional working situations? Which norms about emotions are there in the police organization? What meaning has emotions in changes in work? Emotions are part of daily police work and police leaders develop different strategies to act when they feel emotions and when they meet emotional expressions by co-workers. The aim of the strategies is to find ways to handle emotions and still do professional police work. In the conclusion this study contributes with an understanding of how emotions affect decision making and how leaders have to identify emotions to make better judgements.

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Police, leadership, learning, emotions, police organization, decisions
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94200OAI: diva2:752740
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Available from: 2014-10-06 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2014-10-06Bibliographically approved

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