Våld som (bra) samhällsproblem
2010 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, Vol. 97, no 3, 320-334 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In Scandinavia, as in many other European countries, violence constitutes an important focus for the public and political debate on crime. Much of what is said in the public debate, and done in the field of criminal policy, stems from a perception that violence is on the increase. This paper challenges the view that violence is rapidly increasing. Instead it is argued that the way violence is viewed in society and the subsequent response to violent offending have changed, leading to a deviancy amplification spiral. The discussion highlights the role of neo-liberal policies and the media as actors and arena, respectively, in the reation of this altered reaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 97, no 3, 320-334 p.
Law and Society
Research subject Criminology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-52310DiVA: diva2:387007