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

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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0994-001-v1.0.zip (283.01 KB)
Dataset 0994-001 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for dataset 0994-001
0994-002-v1.0.zip (190.64 KB)
Dataset 0994-002 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for Dataset 0994-002
0994-003-v1.0.zip (162.98 KB)
Dataset 0994-003 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for dataset 0994-003

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Karl Dahlstrand - Lund University, Sociology of Law

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0994

Purpose:

The aim of the study was to investigate how different types of violations caused by criminal attacks are perceived and valued.

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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Geographic spread:

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

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Probability

Ethics Review:

Lund —2009/43

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Version 1.0:

2016-04-04 doi:10.5878/002817

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Dataset 0994-001 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for dataset 0994-001

Dataset SND 0994-001

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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

Version 1.0:

2016-04-04 doi:10.5878/002818

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0994-002-v1.0.zip (190.64 KB)
Dataset 0994-002 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for Dataset 0994-002

Dataset SND 0994-002

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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

Version 1.0:

2016-04-04 doi:10.5878/002819

Download data:

0994-003-v1.0.zip (162.98 KB)
Dataset 0994-003 in SPSS, STATA and EXCEL format with codebook for dataset 0994-003

Dataset SND 0994-003

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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