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Violence and risk assessments in state agencies in Sweden – comparing two perspectives
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Criminology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8186-3662
2017 (English)In: The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 45th Annual Conference: Uncovering Harms: States, Corporations and Organizations as Criminals, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

According to the Swedish Work Environment Act, the primary responsibility for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment is placed with the employer. The current project aims at studying state agencies in the light of this responsibility. The authorities that was analyzed in this project - for example the Social Insurance Agency, the Migration Board and the National Board of Institutional Care has in common that their clients’ personal welfare is affected by the decisions made by these authorities. The analysis is based around of how to create knowledge about violence and threats in risk assessments in government agencies.

The common occurrence of negative decisions in these authorities is a known risk factor for producing threats and violence aimed at the public officials responsible for the decisions. At the same time these are authorities whose performance and impartiality is vital to maintain a democratic society. This project aims at providing a deeper understanding of how the knowledge that forms the base for the risk-assessment of threats and violence in these authorities is gathered and produced.

Since the explanatory models for violence at work must be sought in complex causal relationships involving both the individual and surrounding systems, it has been relevant to look for inspiration in the knowledge produce by other research traditions. Two perspective from safety science perspective that I call stabile and habile did assist the systematic charting of the correlations between exposure to violence at work and the situational conditions that contribute to producing incidents of threats and violence.

One result of the study is that safety management has so far paid relatively little attention to the habile perspective and thus the aim of the Swedish Work Environment Act is not fulfilled.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Violence crime prevention
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Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24095DiVA: diva2:1107132
Conference
The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 45th Annual Conference, 31 August–3 September, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece
Projects
Violence and risk assessment i swedish government agencies
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-1670
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