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The police and ‘the balance’: managing the workload within Swedish investigation units
Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för individ och samhälle, Avdelningen för socialt arbete och socialpedagogik.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-6358-3528
Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Professions and Organization, ISSN 2051-8803, E-ISSN 2051-8811, Vol. 8, s. 70-85Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Professionals within street-level organizations are essential for the delivery of public services to citizens. However, among a number of difficult dilemmas, they have to deal with an extensive workload.The police can be seen as a good example of this; they are expected to solve most crimes, includingthe so-called mass crimes and the more spectacular cases that make it into media headlines, and often on a continually decreasing budget. A key regulating mechanism for investigation departmentsin the Swedish police is the so-called balance. The balance can be described as a basket in whichthey put the cases that there is a desire and potential to work on but not in the immediate term.The purpose of this article is to analyse the balance as a way of rationing the workload within theSwedish police. Working with the balance consists of two processes: limiting and buffering the workload. Limiting is the practice of reducing the work in a situation. Buffering is the process of puttingsome work on hold to deal with later, of which the article identifies five kinds; functional, problematic,quasi, progressive, and symbolic buffering. The exploration of ‘the balance’ contributes to our understanding of how street level organizations attempt to defend their professional jurisdictions, theirwell-being, and their ability to complete their duties.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Oxford University Press, 2021. Vol. 8, s. 70-85
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police; workload; discretion; buffering; street-level organizations
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Juridik och samhälle Socialt arbete
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16500DOI: 10.1093/jpo/joab002ISI: 000659449600005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85107897436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16500DiVA, id: diva2:1557455
Tillgänglig från: 2021-05-26 Skapad: 2021-05-26 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-30Bibliografiskt granskad

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