”MAN HAR SETT OCH HÖRT FÖR MYCKET’’ : En kvalitativ studie om utredares känsloarbete
Sammanfattning: The police profession has long been judged as an emotionally strenuous work with both physical and mental consequences. The police culture is characterized by an understanding that police officers need to control their emotions, and if you lack control, you are seen as an inappropriate police officer who does not fit into the police role. Previous research has focused on police officers in external service, of which police investigators have not received enough attention. In this study, the investigators' emotional work is examined through 9 semi-structured interviews with active investigators within the police to investigate how the investigators relate to the emotional work in the profession, what the challenges come with this and how they handle it. The analysis method is based on thematic analysis in accordance with Braun and Clarke (2006) where we were able to identify three themes: The investigating profession, Challenges with the profession and Support and Coping. The results show that the investigative profession largely consists of being professional and having an objective approach and that professionalism is achieved through emotional work. The results also show that this is not an easy task and may seem easier in theory than in practice as emotional work is hard work where coping becomes an important part. The most prominent use of coping strategies is the collegial support. Our study contributes with knowledge about how common emotional work is in occupations, what consequences follow and how it affects employees.
HÄR KAN DU HÄMTA UPPSATSEN I FULLTEXT. (följ länken till nästa sida)