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What relationship exists between minority status and crime? Is this relationship generalizable across different societies? Many western nations are becoming concerned with the problem of crime in general and, in particular, the role of minority groups, be they political refugees, guest workers, immigrants, or native ethnic and racial minorities. A unique cross-cultural exploration. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime highlights the empirical realities of crime and these under-studied populations. Each international expert from the United States or Europe surveys national statistical facts and research as well as political and theoretical debates critical to the issues. Revealing a number of surprising similarities and differences, original chapters examine law enforcement priorities, punishment philosophy and practices, and media coverage against the backdrop of contemporary thought and facts about race, ethnicity, migrants, crime, and criminal justice in the United States. Offering an in-depth examination of international perspectives, Minorities, Migrants, and Crime adds a viewpoint crucial to the law and policy making currently taking place in the United States. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime features state-of-the-art research in the international arena of criminal justice. A thought-provoking read, this book will prove to be an ideal resource for researchers, academics, and students in criminology, criminal justice, corrections, policing, sociology, ethnic studies, policy studies, international studies, immigration studies, and public administration.

Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Sweden
Minorities, crime, and criminal justice in Sweden
Hannsvon Hofer
JerzySarnecki
HenrikTham
Sweden-The Welfare State

With the death of King Charles the XII in 1718 during the war between Sweden and Denmark/Norway, Sweden withdrew from the international scene as a great power. With the loss of Finland to Russia in 1809, Sweden's territory was further reduced, to its present borders with an almost entirely Swedish-speaking population. The addition of Norway 5 years later was temporary, and in 1905 the two countries split peacefully. The territorial losses, although mourned at the time, were a prerequisite for a remarkably long period of peace. Sweden has not participated in any war since 1814, including the two world wars. This has been a contributing factor to the development ...

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