Doing masculinity in narratives about reporting violent crime.

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Reporting criminal victimization to the police is no obvious act. The decision to file a complaint varies depending on the specific situation. This article discusses some young Swedish men’s narratives about contacting the police when mugged or assaulted. Although all of them have contacted the police it has not been self-obvious. Rather, they present reasons for not filing a complaint. However, after persuasion and careful consideration they decided that contacting the police is "the right thing to do". This article analyses the young men’s accounts concerning a police contact – and how these may be part of an identity project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012
EventSociologidagarna 2012 - Stockholm
Duration: 2012 Mar 152012 Mar 17


ConferenceSociologidagarna 2012

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • sociologi
  • sociology


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