About the Alleged Racism among Swedish Police Officers

  • Erika Sjögren

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    The main aim of the present research was to investigate whether Swedish police officers who often are accused of being racist are more prejudiced toward people with non Swedish-origin than other occupational groups. Three groups (n = 108) – police officers, fire fighters and teachers participated in the study that was carried out using questionnaires and IAT-tests. The study showed that the police officers were not the most prejudiced occupational group in the explicit measurements and were the least prejudiced in the implicit measure. The two different methods of measuring prejudice were assessed and did not show any correlation

    Date of Award2006-Jan-01
    Original languageEnglish

    Courses and Subjects

    • Psychology

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Sciences (5)

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