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The role of visibility for a minority’s exposure to (hate) crime and worry about crime: a study of the Traveller community
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5375-0065
2015 (English)In: International Review of Victimology, ISSN 0269-7580, E-ISSN 2047-9433, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 303-319Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines Travellers, a subset of the Roma minority; exposure to (hate) crime; and worry about criminal victimization in Sweden. Previous research has shown that the Roma in many respects constitute a marginalized group that is vulnerable to both discrimination and other criminal acts. This is problematic since there is a risk that minorities who are victims of crimes may be further stigmatized and may also lose cultural expression. The data are collected from a sample of Travellers living in the Gothenburg region of Sweden (N 1⁄4 121). Approximately one fifth of the respondents stated that they had experienced anti-Roma motivated victimization during the previous 12 months and as many as 84% stated that they had been the victims of such a crime at some point during their lifetime. The respondents also reported a high level of worry about criminal victimization, and 3 out of 10 respondents stated that their quality of life was highly affected by worry about crime. Further, a tendency was noted toward a higher degree of victi- mization, but a lower degree of worry, among those respondents who were open about their ethnicity by comparison with those who were not.

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Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 21, no 3, p. 303-319
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hate crime, Roma, Sweden, traveller, victimization, visibility, worry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4603DOI: 10.1177/0269758015592108ISI: 000436662700004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84939618367Local ID: 19285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-4603DiVA, id: diva2:1401435
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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