Umeå University's logo

umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Coercive measures against minors in the Swedish asylum process: legal uncertainty, ambivalence and experiences of intrusiveness
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6113-414x
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0108-4237
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Law.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University. Institutionen för polisiärt arbete, Södertörns högskola.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1230-6720
2023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Social Research, E-ISSN 1892-2783, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Asylum-seeking minors are viewed as particularly vulnerable but are still exposed to coercive measures permitted by law. This study analyses Swedish Police Authority and Swedish Migration Agency officials’ perceptions of coercive measures towards minors in the asylum process in light of the Swedish law, and raises minors’ own voices on their experiences of coercive measures. Qualitative interviews were performed with 1) officials at the Swedish Police Authority and Swedish Migration Agency who manage and use coercive actions against minors and 2) former minors with experiences of being subjected to coercive measures. Based on a thematic analysis, the results illustrate how the officials’ perceptions about coercive measures are characterized by uncertainty and ambivalence. The minors expressed the importance of how they were treated during the asylum process rather than the coercive measure as such. Swedish law regulating coercive measures needs clarifications to give sufficient guidance for practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget, 2023. Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-21
Keywords [en]
asylum-seeking minors, law, officials, thematic analysis, qualitative interviews
National Category
Other Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
police science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-216998DOI: 10.18261/njsr.14.1.6Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85179495917OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-216998DiVA, id: diva2:1814109
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2018-00410Available from: 2023-11-23 Created: 2023-11-23 Last updated: 2023-12-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(173 kB)60 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 173 kBChecksum SHA-512
18d93ccdb033e4111d50cc06439741d84f9e88566e26ad6289578cfd81882ddc59eb82d9bdc3c1a6df26efcb3576f1566f9d3ae78e4818b7e04bfcbc83b0300a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Hansson, JonasEriksson, MalinHjertstedt, MattiasGhazinour, Mehdi

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansson, JonasEriksson, MalinHjertstedt, MattiasGhazinour, Mehdi
By organisation
Police Education Unit at Umeå UniversityDepartment of Social WorkDepartment of Law
In the same journal
Nordic Journal of Social Research
Other Social SciencesSocial Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 60 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 268 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf