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Ethnic background – a factor in the police's job

"Ethnic background – a factor in the police's job," "the Police: in cases of Severe over-representation of men with immigrant background plays a role -"

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Ethnic background – a factor in the police's job
"Ethnic background – a factor in the police's job,"

"the Police: in cases of Severe over-representation of men with immigrant background plays a role -"

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. It is argued either that police profiling is permeated by racism, or that we never take into account ethnicity in the profileringar. The issue is more complex than that."

"the Police need to profile. The probability that by random checks get your hands on as much drugs, weapons and fugitives is non-existent . Without profiling impeded the fight against crime. However, it is forbidden to profile on "

"I am on the contrary convinced that ethnicity is one of the building blocks used in the profiling, and that the question rather is whether the kind of profiling we use is justifiable, where the limits are, what we can do to keep us on the right side of them."

"Profiling is about to based on a variety of factors to assess whether a person is interesting to check. Time, place, behavior is uncontroversial, but also attire, age, and gender affect the assessment of how likely it is that a control leads to "

"If you are starting from Stockholm's northwestern suburbs where I work, it is also a fact that we are among the heavy criminals who figure in the firings, and drug trafficking has a substantial over-representation of men with immigrant background. It means that it is not entirely irrational given the ambition to control them you will have the greatest chance to hit with) to be balanced with the ethnic background as a building block in the profileringsbedömningen. This is not to say that it is correct."

"what's more, proven experience, and prejudices are difficult to distinguish from each other and can slide together. As Stefan Holgersson out in the TV4 programme Kalla Fakta, increases the probability of a hit if you control a group harder. Cops are bad on controlling women, and we would profile the less sex is it possible that the image of that it is only men who carry on dishonest practices would be changed."

"It would be strange if police officers were not affected by the experience or the image of the that there are more weapons and drugs among young men with immigrant background, when evaluating which ones are interesting to check. "

"I think it is silly to wave away the experience many swedes with immigrant backgrounds to have been ethnically profiled. Even if the racist controls solely based on ethnicity certainly is very unusual, made enough the more frequently an overall assessment where the ethnic background way with in a way that makes a young man with invandrarbakrund at a higher risk to be controlled than an ethnic Swedish comrade."

"Many think profiling on gender is uncontroversial, but on ethnicity is reprehensible. I can understand that. Men as a group are hardly vulnerable in our society. Persons with an immigrant background. "

"Kriminologen Leandro Schclarek Mulinari is on something important when he in the Cold, hard Facts takes up the feeling of not belong to the society. A control that feels like a confirmation of an alienation is detrimental to both the police perceived legitimacy of the controlled group and our ability to perform our security enhancement mission."

"the Solution is not to stop profiling, but to strengthen the awareness of what and how we are doing and have a critical eye when we slip over in to act on prejudice, and to always have a response that shows respect and inspires confidence. "

"If you politely explain why you controlled a person, and then apologize for taking his time if it turned out that this was not interesting for us, and leave with a handshake, so there is little risk that they perceive they have been wronged. It costs quite a bit – we just need to back away a bit from the attitude that "

"With that said, I want to point out that the Swedish police are probably among the most professional and least racist police forces in the world. And that, in my hope for a more developed motpartsperspektivet also included that the police critics increase their understanding of the challenges you encounter in the profession, where the reality often is far more complex than the regulatory framework is to pretend to."

"nMartin Marmgren, police and active in the green Party"

"n Join in the debate and comment on the artikelnn – like Aftonbladet Debate on Facebook."

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