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What is the problem represented to be in the Swedish police authority: a policy analysis
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8632-6877
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unit of Police Work.ORCID iD: 0009-0005-7144-8106
2024 (English)In: Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, ISSN 1752-4512, E-ISSN 1752-4520, Vol. 18, article id paae041Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In recent years, Sweden has witnessed a rise in criminal activity, notably in organized crime, gang violence, and incidents like shootings and explosions. This trend has sparked considerable political and media debates, in Sweden and internationally. This paper analyses how the Swedish police authority comprehend the situation discursively. How do they define their role and mission in society? What problems do they identify? What goals and strategies do they propose, and what values are attached to these? This is illustrated by policy documents and website materials from the police authority. The results show three main problematizations: crime and crime fighting, working within the police organization, and relations between the police and citizens. Key findings are that the police authority represents crimes and the role of the police in different ways depending on what type of crime discussed, and that they connect various aspects of police work to non-repressive values, such as trust and safety.

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Oxford University Press, 2024. Vol. 18, article id paae041
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-222217DOI: 10.1093/police/paae041Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85187177118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-222217DiVA, id: diva2:1844161
Available from: 2024-03-13 Created: 2024-03-13 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved

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