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Heber, Anita
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Behtoui, A., Carlson, P., Ferlander, S., Heber, A., Jukkala, T. & Lindström, J. (2019). Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37819 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2018-02173
Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2014). Good versus bad?: Victims, offenders and victim-offenders in Swedish crime policy. European Journal of Criminology, 11(4), 410-428
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Good versus bad?: Victims, offenders and victim-offenders in Swedish crime policy
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Criminology, ISSN 1477-3708, E-ISSN 1741-2609, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 410-428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the crime policy field, the crime victim is usually described as the direct opposite of the offender in terms of characteristics and needs. This article analyses crime policy descriptions of crime victims and offenders, with a special focus on how politicians address the issue of the victim-offender overlap. The material comprises a sample of legislative crime policy bills submitted by members of the Swedish parliament during 2005-10. In the bills, crime victims are described as good, innocent and in need of help, whereas the offender is seen as a bad, ruthless scoundrel. In between stands a group of victim-offenders; pitiable poor things. However, when responses to offenders are discussed, both poor things and scoundrels are to be punished severely. © The Author(s) 2013.

Keywords
Crime policy, crime victim, offender, Sweden, victim-offender overlap
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24184 (URN)10.1177/1477370813503920 (DOI)000337569100002 ()2-s2.0-84902139217 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2012). Criminal, Crime Victim, or John Smith?: Constructions of Victimhood and Perpetratorship Among Swedish Probationers. International Criminal Justice Review, 22(2), 171-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Criminal, Crime Victim, or John Smith?: Constructions of Victimhood and Perpetratorship Among Swedish Probationers
2012 (English)In: International Criminal Justice Review, ISSN 1057-5677, E-ISSN 1556-3855, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 171-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on criminals who are also victims of crime, that is, the victim-offender overlap. The study includes men who have become victims of violent crimes, but who are also perpetrators of such crimes. Sixteen Swedish probationers have been interviewed in depth and asked to describe their victimization and their offences. The interviewees clearly distance themselves from ideas of victimhood and describe the victimhood of others as something shameful. Their own victimization, and their own violence against others, is described in a pared-down and unemotional manner. Victimhood emerges in the study as something so negative that it can be described as shaming in the same way as if the individual is labeled as a criminal. Victimhood and the role of the victim do not constitute alternatives for the interviewees. The role of the criminal, by contrast, is prominent. The interviewees describe how they can switch between two roles: the role of the criminal and that of a "John Smith," or in Swedish, a "Svensson," who is a normal, law-abiding individual with an orderly life. Receiving a positive label as a "Svensson" from their environment may contribute to the interviewees acting in line with such a law-abiding role.

Keywords
comparative crime/justice, criminal victimization, violent behavior, Western Europe
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20640 (URN)10.1177/1057567712443964 (DOI)2-s2.0-84862977150 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2009). Networks of organised black market labour in the building trade. Trends in Organized Crime, 12(2), 122-145
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Networks of organised black market labour in the building trade
2009 (English)In: Trends in Organized Crime, ISSN 1084-4791, E-ISSN 1936-4830, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 122-145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9237 (URN)10.1007/s12117-008-9060-y (DOI)2-s2.0-84873544343 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2009). The networks of drug offenders. Trends in Organized Crime, 12(1), 1-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The networks of drug offenders
2009 (English)In: Trends in Organized Crime, ISSN 1084-4791, E-ISSN 1936-4830, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9238 (URN)10.1007/s12117-008-9055-8 (DOI)2-s2.0-77951592248 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>The worst thing that could happen: On altruistic fear of crime.
2009 (English)In: International Review on Victimology, ISSN 0269-7580, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 257-275Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9239 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2008). En guide till trygghetsundersökningar: om brott och trygghet. Göteborg: Tryggare och mänskligare Göteborg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En guide till trygghetsundersökningar: om brott och trygghet
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Tryggare och mänskligare Göteborg, 2008. p. 36
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9246 (URN)978-91-976531-2-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved
Carlström, A., Lantz Hedström, H. & Heber, A. (2007). Organiserat svartarbete i byggbranschen. Stockholm: Brottsförebyggande rådet (BRÅ)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organiserat svartarbete i byggbranschen
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Brottsförebyggande rådet (BRÅ), 2007. p. 132
Series
Rapport / BRÅ, ISSN 1100-6676 ; 2007:27
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9248 (URN)978-91-85664-83-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17Bibliographically approved
Heber, A. (2007). Var rädd om dig!: Rädsla för brott enligt forskning, intervjupersoner och dagspress. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Var rädd om dig!: Rädsla för brott enligt forskning, intervjupersoner och dagspress
2007 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet, 2007. p. 284
Series
Kriminologiska institutionenens avhandlingsserie, ISSN 1404-1820 ; 23
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9241 (URN)91-7155-403-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved
Korsell, L., Hedlund, G., Elwér, S., Vesterhav, D. & Heber, A. (2006). Cultural Heritage Crime: the Nordic Dimension. Stockholm: Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural Heritage Crime: the Nordic Dimension
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2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2006. p. 215
Series
Report / BRÅ, ISSN 1100-6676 ; 2006:2
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9242 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17Bibliographically approved
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