Other kind of violence? Tracing racialisation in police reports on assaults against young people by family members

Päivi Honkatukia, Martta Maria Myllylä

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The article analyses the ways in which the Finnish police construct racialised and
gendered meanings of the violence young people experience from family
members. The analysis is based on police reports on assaults in which a young
person aged 15 to 20 had been suspected to have been victimised by a family
member (N=562). The violence was commonly described as mundane conflicts
of everyday family life. The article analyses more closely the reports in which
violence was reasoned as restrictive social control or education (n=83). Along
with commonalities across racialised boundaries in how the cases were
described, differences were also identified. As based on the observations, the
article discusses the empirical findings especially in terms of how it is possible to
take cultural explanations into account without reinforcing racializing accounts
of violence.
TidskriftJustice, power and resistance
Sidor (från-till)117-139
Antal sidor23
StatusPublicerad - apr 2018
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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