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Lagföringar av invandrare och invandrares barn i de olika nordiska länderna.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2009 (Swedish)In: Nordisk tidskrift for kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, no 3, 237-261 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the overrepresentation of immigrants and their descendants in Nordic judicial systems. We use data on convictions handed down in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland in 2005, as well as Swedish data on suspicions and convictions from 2003. While both immigrants and their descendents are overrepresented in the conviction data, the results from Denmark and Sweden indicate higher rates of conviction for descendents than for first generation immigrants. Meanwhile the Norwegian data on convictions indicate equal levels of overrepresentation among these groups. In all three countries, persons with foreign backgrounds are overrepresented as compared to the domestic population. Finland is not included in the examination of overrepresentation because it lacks sufficient numbers of immigrants for proper statistical analysis.

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2009. no 3, 237-261 p.
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Overrepresentation of immigrants and their descendants, Nordic judicial systems, convictions, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, 2005, foreign background
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40808ISBN: 82-7688-017-7OAI: diva2:285226
Available from: 2008-12-19 Created: 2008-12-19 Last updated: 2010-01-11Bibliographically approved

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