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Saarikkomäki, Elsa & Alvesalo-Kuusi, Anne (2020). Ethnic Minority Youths’ Encounters With Private Security Guards: Unwelcome in the City Space. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 36(1), 128–143.
An increasing amount of literature is suggesting that ethnic minorities perceive their relations with the police as negative and procedurally…Read more
Saarikkomäki, Elsa & Kivivuori, Janne (2013). Young People as Objects of Police Control in a Nordic Context: Who Are the Socially Visible Targets? European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 19: 351–368.
In Finland, more than one in four young females and almost one in three young males experienced some type of…Read more
Saarikkomäki, Elsa (2016). Perceptions of Procedural Justice among Young People: Narratives of Fair Treatment in Young People’s Stories of Police and Security Guard Interventions. British Journal of Criminology, 56: 1253–1271. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv102
This article examines how young people conceptualize typical narratives of fair and unfair treatment by police and security guards. It…Read more
Saarikkomäki, Elsa (2018). Young people’s conceptions of trust and confidence in the crime control system: Differences between public and private policing. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18, 156–172. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1748895817700695
Private security increasingly participates in policing, thus changing the field of policing. However, there is a lack of research on…Read more
Saarikkomäki, Elsa (2021). Etnisten vähemmistönuorten kokemukset virallisesta kontrollista ja leimasta. [Experiences of label and control among ethnic minority youths in Finland, Finnish Criminology Journal] Kriminologia, 1(1), 20–38. https://kriminologia.journal.fi/article/view/109018
Finland is characterised by the high levels of trust in the police. Recently though, discussions have been raised about ethnic…Read more
Saarikkomäki, Elsa, Haller, Mie Birk, Solhjell, Randi, Alvesalo-Kuusi, Anne, Kolind, Torsten, Hunt, Geoffrey & Burcar Alm, Veronika (2021). Suspected or protected? Perceptions of procedural justice in ethnic minority youth’s descriptions of police relations. Policing and Society, 31:4, 386-401, DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2020.1747462
Research has highlighted the harmful effects of targeted police practices and the subsequent low trust in the police among ethnic…Read more
Schaap, D., & Saarikkomäki, E. (2022). Rethinking police procedural justice. Theoretical Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/13624806211056680
While procedural justice theory has become the dominant paradigm in thinking about police legitimacy, it has several important weaknesses. First,…Read more
Solhjell, R., Saarikkomäki, E. Haller, M.B., Wästerfors, D. & Kolind, T. (2018) “We are seen as a threat”: Police stops of young ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries. Critical Criminology, 1-15.
This article focuses on the perspectives of young ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries who have experienced various forms of…Read more