Finstad, L. (2018). Hva er politi? [What is police?]. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Published on 10/01/2020

Chapter 4: Discussing “Guilty until proven innocent? On stop and search on potential suspects”. This is a particularly useful reference to Working Group 1 – the police practices – as Finstad describes when, how and where the police conduct stop and searches, even though they are not official rules, they are widely practiced on the basis of legal rights of the police and the informal police gaze (targeting the out of place/outside the norm) experiences. There is no documented knowledge on potential racialized profiling when it comes to police stop and search in Norway, as Finstad (2018, p. 81) states. However, at the core of the debate in racialized profiling is the question of “who belongs to the Norwegian community” (p. 83). The police who need to control for instance ID can stop those who “don’t look Norwegian”, which in sum can generate frequent controls of the Others that in turn effects trust among minorities towards the police and other authorities.

Finstad, L. (2000). Politiblikket [The Police Gaze]. Oslo: Pax Forlag.

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