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Criminal Records in Sweden. Regulation of Access to Criminal Records and the use of Criminal Background Checks by Employers.


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Title: Criminal Records in Sweden. Regulation of Access to Criminal Records and the use of Criminal Background Checks by Employers.
Authors: Backman, Christel
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Sociology ; Sociologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Paper I Backman, Christel (2011) Regulating Privacy: Vocabularies of Motive in Legislating Right to Access to Criminal Records in Sweden. In S. Gutwirth, Y. Poulette, P. De Hert, and R. Leenes (eds.), Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: An Element of Choice. London: Springer.
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Paper II Backman, Christel (2011) Vocabularies of Motive among Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks. Acta Sociologica 54 (1):27-44.
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Backman, Christel (2012) Criminal Reocrds: Governing Symbols. In Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State, edited by B. Larsson, M. Letell and H. Thörn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Paper IV Backman, Christel (2012) Mandatory Criminal Record Checks in Sweden: Explaining Function Creep through Scandals and Moral Position Taking. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-03-30
Disputation: Fredagen den 30 mars 2012, kl. 13.15, Hörsal Sappören, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap, Sprängkullsgatan 25
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Sociology No.
50
Keywords: Criminal records
criminal background checks
surveillance
function creep
Abstract: This thesis examines the regulation of access to criminal records in Sweden and the actual and potential use of criminal background checks by employers in hiring processes. In recent years, more and more Swedish employers have been required by law to check their job applicants’ criminal records. In a parallel process, also the number of enforced subject access requests has increased considerably in that same period. The aim of this thesis is to analyse and explain these two trends and consider... more
ISBN: 978-91-979397-5-1
ISSN: 1650-4313
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28834
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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