While general trust in the police is high in Finland, young people’s encounters with the police can be problematic. The starting point for the study was the observation that young people are experiencing higher levels of police control despite the lack of a corresponding rise in youth delinquency and alcohol use. Furthermore, the rapid rise of private security in many Western countries has changed the social control landscape. There is, however, a lack of research on perceptions of private security. This study examined adversarial encounters between young people, the police and private security guards. It focused on social control directed at youth delinquency, alcohol use and the free time activities of young people.
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