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Veronika Burcar Alm

Associate professor

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Doing masculinity in narratives about reporting violent crime.


  • Veronika Burcar Alm

Summary, in English

Reporting criminal victimization to the police is no obvious act. The decision to file a complaint varies depending on the specific situation. This article discusses some young Swedish men’s narratives about contacting the police when mugged or assaulted. Although all of them have contacted the police it has not been self-obvious. Rather, they present reasons for not filing a complaint. However, after persuasion and careful consideration they decided that contacting the police is "the right thing to do". This article analyses the young men’s accounts concerning a police contact – and how these may be part of an identity project.


  • Sociology

Publishing year




Document type

Conference paper


  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • sociologi
  • sociology

Conference name

Sociologidagarna 2012

Conference date

2012-03-15 - 2012-03-17