Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime

SND-ID: SND 0994

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Dahlstrand - Lund University, Sociology of Law

Description

The thesis takes its starting point in the question of how damages for violation of crime is determined. This type of non-pecuniary damages to crime victims has a fundamental uncertainty regarding the computation of damages and what is really meant by “violation” in the meaning of the law. There is also a gliding between the violation and the suffering, as to which the compensation is related. The violation-dimension has a more “objective” connotation as a sanction in the sense of an attack on a protected interest within the rule of law. Whereas the suffering-dimension focuses more on the “subjective”, individualized injury as the object of attack. According to law, damages for violation should be determined such that it reflects the present social norms within society. Therefore, the compensation must be seen in relation to the context of criminal law, levels of punishment, the proportionality of the compensation in relation to the punishment and the crimes’ penal value. Thus before the empirical study, two central suppositions were: (1) if the applicator of the law “succeeds” in this task an

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Responsible department/unit

Lund University
Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Lund - Ref. 2009/43

Method

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Sampling procedure

Probability
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: The study has been conducted in Sweden with respondents living in Sweden.

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Dataset 1
Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime

Version 1.0

Citation

Karl Dahlstrand. Lund University (2016). <em>Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002817">https://doi.org/10.5878/002817</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Dahlstrand - Lund University, Sociology of Law

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: e-mail
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-03–2009-03
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

37

Number of individuals/objects

1099

Response rate/participation rate

77

Dataset 2
Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime

Version 1.0

Citation

Karl Dahlstrand. Lund University (2016). <em>Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002818">https://doi.org/10.5878/002818</a>

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Data format / data structure

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Dahlstrand - Lund University, Sociology of Law

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-05–2009-11
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

49

Number of individuals/objects

300

Response rate/participation rate

40

Dataset 3
Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime

Version 1.0

Citation

Karl Dahlstrand. Lund University (2016). <em>Violation and Satisfaction. A Sociology of Law Study of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Victims of Crime</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002819">https://doi.org/10.5878/002819</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Dahlstrand - Lund University, Sociology of Law

Collection methodology

A dataset containing few variables from datasets 0994-001 and 0994-002 constructed for statistical purposes in the study. It includes all respondents from both datasets (webb and post surveys)

Variables

8

Number of individuals/objects

1401

Published: 2016-02-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06