Partnership between police and citizens: Police volunteers and Missing People Sweden
The purpose is to investigate volunteers' participation in police work in Sweden. Of interest is the interdependence between the police and the citizens who participate in police control, including both parties' attempts to obtain and maintain legitimacy while maintaining independence. How is the participation of volunteers in police work controlled in and through partnerships between the police and citizens? How do the parties negotiate independence, powers, legitimacy and responsibility? What are the consequences of citizens being involved in police work for the broader and increasingly heterogeneous field of actors carrying out police work? How can the police use and control the participation of volunteers in police work? How can the police use and control the participation of volunteers in police work in a way that maximizes profits..