"Köper du sex i Halmstad, då får du räkna med att åka dit" : Polismyndigheten i Halmstad kommuns arbete mot prostitution

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för hälsa och välfärd

Sammanfattning: The aim of this study was to analyze the common work against prostitution by The Police Authority in Halmstad Municipality. The study is called “If you buy sex in Halmstad, then you can count on getting caught” - Police authorities in Halmstad municipality´s work against prostitution. An in-depth study of the aim is implemented through police conversations and interrogations with foreign prostitutes. The three formulated questions are as follows: 1) What are the Police Authority’s views of the extent of prostitution? 2) How does the Police Authority work against prostitution? 3) How does the police converse and interrogate foreign prostituted women? The theoretical framework of the study is composed by Talcott Parsons structural functionalism AGIL model with the ability to detect problems within organizations goal attainments. Michel Foucault's theory of power that consists of productive power, power of resistance and governmentality has been used in the study to analyze the police’s interrogation. An intersectional perspective has clarified the importance of gender in police interrogations. The empirical data contains eight police participants with different assignments. An hermeneutic method with qualitative research has contributed to the empirical data. The result of the study show that The Police Authority in Halmstad fulfill the goal attainment by finding prostitution and prosecute sex buyers. The police experience that converse with foreign prostituted women are problematic and difficult because of the women's routine behavior in interrogations. It induces difficulties in further investigation against Prostitution and Trafficking.

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