Country

Sweden Sweden

Title

Sweden, Wigerfelt, B. and Wigerfelt, A. (2017) (Hate crimes with xenophobic and racist motives: an overview (Hatbrott med främlingsfientliga och rasistiska motiv: en kunskapsöversikt) Delegation of Migration Studies (Delegationen för migrationsstudier)

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Year

2017

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Academic

Institution

Sweden, Delegation of Migration Studies | Delegationen för migrationsstudie

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Migrants Refugees & Asylum seekers Muslims

Key findings

The research overview shows that the reasons behind hate crimes are complex. Since prejudices are a part of power relations and public discourses, long-term solutions of harassment and hate crime should go beyond legal reforms. Even structural and institutional measures are important. Although there are many studies on individual victims of hate crimes, there is a lack of knowledge about the consequences for particularly vulnerable groups. Hence, there is a need for comparative studies on the consequences for separate categories at a group and community level, as well as research on how different groups manage vulnerability and how and why it differs between individuals of the same group.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The report is mainly a content analysis of the publications from the research field. The authors review close to 250 reports, studies, articles and books dealing with groups that are often exposed to hate crime.

Sample details and representativeness

The authors reviewed close to 250 reports, studies, articles and books dealing with groups that are often exposed to hate crime. Almost all publications are published 2000 - 2017.The selection is based on the authors long experience of conducting research on hate crimes.

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