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Monialainen yhteistyö asiantuntijuuden muokkaajana kotouttamistyössä : näkökulmana poliisin työ (2020)


Vanhanen, S. (2020). Monialainen yhteistyö asiantuntijuuden muokkaajana kotouttamistyössä : näkökulmana poliisin työ. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka, 85(1), 31-41. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202002115171


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Vanhanen, Sari

Journal or series: Yhteiskuntapolitiikka

ISSN: 1455-6901

eISSN: 1458-6118

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 85

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 31-41

Publisher: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202002115171

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68512


Abstract

Multi-agency collaboration is a widely used approach to promote two-way integration in Finland. Besides public authorities, it typically involves various actors from NGOs, ethnic or religious communities, and the private sector. In this article I analyse police offcers’ views and experiences of local multiagency collaboration. My specifc interest is in how involvement in multi-agency collaboration shapes the professional expertise of the police: how does it enhance their expertise in preventative police work, and what are the limits or opportunities for shared knowledge between “offcial” and “unoffcial” expertise in this context? The qualitative data consist of individual (N=15) interviews and a focus group interview with police offcers conducted between 11/2015 and 8/2017 in fve different regions in Finland. Based on a critical close reading, three analytical categories are identifed: knowledge of surroundings in local police work; professional autonomy; and the characteristics of emotional labour faced in collaboration. Police offcers show a high level of professional autonomy, and it seems that multi-agency collaboration creates various dilemmas for them. Professional boundaries are clear and fexible at the same time. Not surprisingly, police offcers feel that multiagency collaboration requires discreet interactive and contextual competence. Self-motivation and personal interest are emphasised. Organisational structures in police work may either promote or hinder collaboration in practice. In general, there is a need to further analyse and recognise collaborative expertise as an essential part of police professionalism in promoting two-way integration.


Keywords: guidance for immigrants; migrant integration; cooperation (general); interagency cooperation; multisectorality; police (occupations); expertise; professional development; on-the-job learning

Free keywords: police work; collaboration; professional expertise; learning at work; two-way integration


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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2


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