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Ethnicity and police control: new arenas and forms

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
12 000 000
Project period
2010 - 2016
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Financier
Forte: The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Short description

Although ethnicity in various ways shapes our perceptions and our actions regarding surveillance and control, researchers have not investigated these processes to any great extent. The research program aims to study how new forms of police control have developed in relation to ethnicity. By police control, we mean the activities that are conducted with regard to security, surveillance and examination of individuals and categories both via the state and outside and within it. Today, the police landscape has changed greatly; it includes more and more organizations, both public and private. The phenomenon has been noted in the international research literature with terms such as "plural policing", "the extended police family" or "multilateralization".

Researchers

Abby Peterson, project leader, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Malin Åkerström, Department of Sociology, Lunds University

Vanessa Barker, Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms University

Malin Wieslander, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), Linköping University

Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Sara Uhnoo, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Micael Björk, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Bertil Rolandsson, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Johan Rosqvist, PhD-candidate, Department of Sociology and Work Science