“We are Seen as a Threat”: Police Stops of Young Ethnic Minorities in the Nordic Countries

Randi Solhjell, Elsa Anni Orvokki Saarikkomäki, Mie Birk Haller, David Wästerfors, Torsten Kolind

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Abstrakti

This article focuses on the perspectives of young ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries who have experienced various forms of “police stops”, i.e. situations where the police stop them without any reference to a specific event of which the youth are aware. Analytically, the debate is positioned through an intersectionality approach of (un)belonging to majority societies. Across the Nordic countries, we found that the young people described five social markers as reasons for being stopped, namely clothing, hanging out in groups, ethnicity, neighbourhoods and gender. We argue that the police stops explicate how the young men in particular are often forced to think about themselves in terms of “a threat” to the majority and the attributes they have that make them seem like criminals.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiCritical Criminology
Vuosikerta27
Numero2
Sivut347–361
Sivumäärä15
ISSN1205-8629
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - kesäkuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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