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1 1 Dec 8-9, 2011, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, Hate Crime Unit The Stockholm ”model” of cooperation between Stockholm County Police and RFSL

2 2 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Hate Crime Unit Stockholm County Police

3 3 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Rule of increase in severity of punishment The Swedish Penal Code ch. 29, sec. 2, 7 In assessing penal value, the following aggravating circumstances shall be given special consideration in addition to what is applicable to each and every type of crime: If one of the motives for the crime is to violate a person, ethnic group or some other similar group of people by reason of race colour, national or ethnic origin religious belief sexual orientation or other similar circumstance

4 4 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Hate crimes in the Swedish Penal Code Agitation against a national or ethnic group The Swedish Penal Code ch. 16, sec. 8 Unlawful discrimination The Swedish Penal Code ch. 16, sec. 9

5 5 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Success factors Dedicated persons in the NGO (RFSL) and the police Engaged Chief Commissioner The Swedish gay police association Joint conferences for police and RFSL Public service agreements (government) Stockholm Pride Police authority sanctions voluntary work

6 6 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Achievements Chat on RFSL website Joint conferences, lectures and meetings Participation in the RFSL:s youth center Egalia RFSL direct their clients to report hate crime Police obligated to inform victims about victim support center RFSL victim support center LGBT interactive education The propensity to report a crime increased Increased trust in the judicial system

7 7 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Vulnerability factors Swedish Government don’t prioritize hate crimes since 2008 Small unit Few dedicated persons No national policy, education or definition Organizationally placed under the crime investigation section Carin Götblad ends her duty as Chief Commissioner..?

8 8 Stockholm County Police Hate Crime Unit, Bente Böckmann & Jessica Ek, 2 december 2011 Thank you for your attention! Jessica Ek Bente Böckmann


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