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Elsrud, T. (2018). Collect, shuffle and Select: Constructing coherent sentence stories and ethnic/racial differentiation from courtroom interaction. In: Law at the Crossroads: Le Droit à la Croisée des Chemins: . Paper presented at Law and Society Association (LSA), Toronto, Canada 7-10 juni 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collect, shuffle and Select: Constructing coherent sentence stories and ethnic/racial differentiation from courtroom interaction
2018 (English)In: Law at the Crossroads: Le Droit à la Croisée des Chemins, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82318 (URN)
Conference
Law and Society Association (LSA), Toronto, Canada 7-10 juni 2018
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P120405: 1
Available from: 2019-04-28 Created: 2019-04-28 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Staaf, A. & Elsrud, T. (2018). Competent interpreters and enablingworking conditions in court: crucial prerequisites for a fair trial. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift (3-4), 61-75
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competent interpreters and enablingworking conditions in court: crucial prerequisites for a fair trial
2018 (English)In: Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0105-1121, no 3-4, p. 61-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The right to a fair trial is a well-knownright in a state governed by the rule of law. Thisarticle delves into the subject of problematic interpretationsand addresses the right to a competentinterpreter as part of the right to a fair trial. It derivesfrom a socio-legal research project in Swedennamed “Negotiations in court and equality beforethe law: an ethnographic approach to negotiations ofculture, gender and age during trials related to streetcrime.” Our conclusion is that entering a Swedishdistrict court today, as a non-Swedish speaker, thereis an obvious risk that you will not be able to narrateyour version of whatever brought you to courtin the first place, nor can you be sure that courtrepresentative narratives are mediated to you in asatisfactory version.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scandinavian University Press, 2018
Keywords
Interpretor, equality before the law, right to a fair trial, socio-legal, ethnography, court-room interaction, criminal court
National Category
Social Work Law and Society Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Sociology; Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85682 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-0405:1
Note

Även finansierat av Concurrences LNUC

Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-07-09
Elsrud, T. (2018). Shuffling the deck of statements: Constructing coherent sentence stories from courtroom complexities. In: Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition - an international conference on critical theory, post coloniality, migration and populism.. Paper presented at Concurrences, Växjö, 14-16 Juni 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shuffling the deck of statements: Constructing coherent sentence stories from courtroom complexities
2018 (English)In: Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition - an international conference on critical theory, post coloniality, migration and populism., 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82319 (URN)
Conference
Concurrences, Växjö, 14-16 Juni 2018
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P120405: 1
Note

Ej belagd 20190503

Available from: 2019-04-28 Created: 2019-04-28 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T. (2017). Constructing Otherness in Swedish District Courts: Concurrent Distance-Making Performances During Courtroom Interaction. In: Diana Brydon, Peter Forsgren, Gunlög Fur (Ed.), Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds: Toward Revisited Histories (pp. 187-207). Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing Otherness in Swedish District Courts: Concurrent Distance-Making Performances During Courtroom Interaction
2017 (English)In: Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds: Toward Revisited Histories / [ed] Diana Brydon, Peter Forsgren, Gunlög Fur, Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017, p. 187-207Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017
Series
Cross/Cultures, ISSN 0924-1426 ; 200
Keywords
Othering, courtroom ethnography, interpreting
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66066 (URN)10.1163/9789004347601_010 (DOI)978-90-04-34704-5 (ISBN)9789004347601 (ISBN)
Projects
Förhandlingar i rätten
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJP12-0405:1
Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T. & Lalander, P. (2017). Immigrant mafia or local lads on the binge?: The construction of (un)trustworthiness in Swedish district courts. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, 157(3-4), 182-200
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Immigrant mafia or local lads on the binge?: The construction of (un)trustworthiness in Swedish district courts
2017 (English)In: Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0105-1121, Vol. 157, no 3-4, p. 182-200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we address the constructionof familiarity and distance in Swedish district courtcases, involving young men with both immigrantand Swedish backgrounds. Through ethnographicobservations of 40 trials related to street crimes, wehave found different qualities of social interaction that distinguish immigrant background and Swed-ish background cases from each other. These distinc-tions, disfavouring young men with immigrant back-ground, are built up through a series of practices and events that follow taken-for-granted behaviourand details in interaction, such as speech, laughter,choice of words to describe the accused and trust inSwedish witnesses. In conclusion, we argue for thenecessity of detailed, close-up studies of courtroom action and interaction to understand statistical find-ings of discrimination and disfavouring of certain groups of immigrants in court and elsewhere in thejudicial process.

Keywords
Symbolic interactionism, court observations, social atmosphere, interaction ritual chains, biases, trustworthiness
National Category
Social Work Social Psychology Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Work, Social Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75863 (URN)
Projects
"Förhandlingar i rätten", RJP12-0405:1LNUC Concurrences
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJP12-0405:1
Note

The research informing the article is also funded by Concurrences Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial studies at Linnaeus University [LNU 2014/7-5.1]

Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T., Lalander, P. & Staaf, A. (2017). Noise, voice and silencing during immigrant court-case performances in Swedish district courts. Ethnicities, 17(5), 667-687
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Noise, voice and silencing during immigrant court-case performances in Swedish district courts
2017 (English)In: Ethnicities, ISSN 1468-7968, E-ISSN 1741-2706, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 667-687Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article argues that court-ritual unawareness, linguistic shortcomings andstereotypical images about non-Swedish otherness impair the position and actingspace for immigrants in a Swedish district court context. Drawing on two ethnographicallyinformed research projects focused on courtroom interaction during morethan 20 trials dealing with ‘domestic violence’ and ‘street-related crime’, we claimthat immigrant voices are often silenced due to taken-for-granted practices in court.Through analyses of interviews, performances, interpreted hearings and references toa desirable Swedishness, it is argued that situations are created where immigrantparticipants may experience their possibility of being understood as limited and theirvoices as being unheard. Such conditions are emotionally draining and may result inparticipants choosing silence over stating their case. This is a problem, not only withinthe individual court case, but also for the overall legitimacy of the court system and forissues of institutional trust among citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Courtroom interaction, ritual, voice, silencing, symbolic interactionism, interpretation, legal legitimacy, principle of misrecognition
National Category
Social Work Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Law and Society
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Media Studies and Journalism, Media and Communication Science; Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43594 (URN)10.1177/1468796815588620 (DOI)000411609700004 ()
Projects
RJ-projektet "Förhandlingar i rätten", RJP12-0405:1Forskningsfinansiering med fokus på "samtidigheter" vid Concurrences, Lnu. LNU 2014/7-5.1
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJP12-0405:1
Note

Elsrud är huvudförfattare.

Arbetet med artikeln är också finansierat av Concurrences, Lnu.

Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T. (2017). Women making herstory. Women making history: 100 år av immigrantkvinnors liv och arbete i Malmö. Malmö Stadsarkivet [Review]. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 38(3), 115-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women making herstory. Women making history: 100 år av immigrantkvinnors liv och arbete i Malmö. Malmö Stadsarkivet
2017 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 115-118Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82317 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-28 Created: 2019-04-28 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T., Lalander, P. & Staaf, A. (2016). Internet racism, journalism and the principle of public access: Ethical challenges for qualitative research into ‘media attractive’ court cases. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(11), 1943-1961
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internet racism, journalism and the principle of public access: Ethical challenges for qualitative research into ‘media attractive’ court cases
2016 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 39, no 11, p. 1943-1961Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses the risk of research exposing people with an immigrant background in criminal court cases to Internet-based racist persecution, due to mismanagement of general ethical guidelines. The principle of informed consent, ideally serving to protect people under study from harm may, in fact, cause them more harm due to the interest among certain Internet-based networks of spreading identifiable, degrading information. Arguments are based on ethically challenging experiences from two ethnographic research projects carried out in Swedish district court environments, focused on immigrant court cases. Ethical advice provided by ethical review boards and established research guidelines, were based on an unawareness of the potentially destructive rendezvous in media attractive immigrant court cases between ‘ethically informed’ research, crime journalism, freedom of information legislation and ‘Internet vigilantes’ on a quest to persecute court participants and their families in the global digital arena.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
Internet racism, informed consent, covert observations, research ethics, principle of public access, crime journalism
National Category
Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52035 (URN)10.1080/01419870.2016.1155719 (DOI)000382312800003 ()2-s2.0-84961389995 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Förhandlingar i rätten och likhet inför lagenLnuC Concurrences
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-0405:1
Note

The research informing the article is also funded by Concurrences Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial studies at Linnaeus University [LNU 2014/7-5.1] and the Barometern Foundation, Kalmar, Sweden.

Torun Elsrud is the main author of the article.

Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Elsrud, T. (2016). Listening and learning: Intersectional challenges during courtroom observations. In: At the Delta : Belonging, Place and Visions of Law and Social Change: Law and Society Association (LSA), New Orleans, US, 2-5 June, 2016. Paper presented at At the Delta, Law and Society Association.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Listening and learning: Intersectional challenges during courtroom observations
2016 (English)In: At the Delta : Belonging, Place and Visions of Law and Social Change: Law and Society Association (LSA), New Orleans, US, 2-5 June, 2016, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60682 (URN)
Conference
At the Delta, Law and Society Association
Projects
RJ-projektet "Förhandlingar i rätten", RJP12-0405:1Concurrence: Intersectional challenges during courtroom observations; acknowledging concurrent and/or conflicting voices while conducting ethnographic research
Available from: 2017-02-14 Created: 2017-02-14 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Staaf, A. & Elsrud, T. (2016). Socialtjänstens kontakter med barn i papperslöshet: om barns rätt till trygghet och skydd. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, 39(3/154), 31-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialtjänstens kontakter med barn i papperslöshet: om barns rätt till trygghet och skydd
2016 (Swedish)In: Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0105-1121, Vol. 39, no 3/154, p. 31-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

I denna artikel belyses socialtjänstens ansvar för att tillhandahålla skydd och trygghet vid akuta situationer för barn i papperslöshet. Ekonomisk utsatthet och situationer när barnen misstänks fara illa undersöks och diskuteras med utgångspunkt i relevanta rättsliga bestämmelser. Resultaten, baserade på två enkätstudier, en nationell och en lokal studie, samt uppföljande intervjuer med socialsekreterare och representanter från idéburen sektor visar att skyddet för barn i papperslöshet brister vid socialtjänstens handläggning och beslutsfattande. Socialtjänsten har att verka som ett yttersta skyddsnät mot nöd vid uppkomna akutsituationer av ekonomisk karaktär, men kanske viktigare, när det finns behov av skydd för barn som utsätts för olika former av övergrepp i sin närmiljö. Barnkonventionens bestämmelser om barnets bästa och barns lika rättigheter och värde samt mera uttryckliga stadganden om rätt till social trygghet och skydd mot övergrepp omfattar alla barn, oavsett legal status. Trots det visar denna studie hur myndigheter, men även andra verksamheter, inte sällan hanterar papperslösa barn som en andra klassens människor, vilka behandlas sämre och erhåller ett lägre skydd mot missförhållanden.

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62491 (URN)
Projects
RJ-projektet "Förhandlingar i rätten", RJP12-0405:1
Available from: 2017-04-17 Created: 2017-04-17 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5009-2351

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