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Criminological explanatory approach for the attitude towards more control by the state in form of police checks: A Secondary Analysis of the Study of internal security in Germany 2020
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: With regard to studies on the acceptance of the police, in which neighbourhoodfactors as well as attitude and trust in the police were examined, it is above all factors such asneighbourhood cohesion, disadvantage and trust in the effectiveness of the police presenceand the preference for security that exert an influence.Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate to what extent people's own attitudestowards safety and the environment in which they live influence their Police ProfilingAttitude.Methods: The data was cross-sectional analysis of internal security in Germany 2020, inwhich 1402 people took part. An ordinal regression analysis was performed in the attitudetowards police profiling associated with neighbourhood (condition, cohesion, trust), SecurityFreedom Spectrum (SFS) and sociodemographic factors were included.Results: 46% of those surveyed stated that safety was more important to them than freedom.The results of the regression analysis revealed a negative association between age andattitudes towards police profiling, suggesting that older people are more in favor of morepolice presence. In addition, differences were observed by educational level and Germanregion, with lower educational levels and West Germans tending to have more positiveattitudes towards police profiling. Trust in the neighbourhood and the importance of safetyover freedom also showed a significant association with attitudes towards police profiling.

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2023. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Sense of safety, crime, victim, governmental control, police surveillance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-60551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-60551DiVA, id: diva2:1766722
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HS Criminology
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2023-06-01, AS: U308, Jan Waldenströms gata 25, 205 06, Malmö, 11:15 (English)
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Available from: 2023-06-30 Created: 2023-06-13 Last updated: 2023-06-30Bibliographically approved

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