Artikeln behandlar hur privata försäkringsbolag styr sin personal för att upptäcka, utreda och bestraffa ”rätt” försäkringstagare, det vill säga kunder som inte är lönsamma. Med andra ord, hur makt organiseras kring vinst och hur det påverkar selektionen av personer som misstänks och anmäls för försäkringsbedrägerier.

Abstract in English:
The article examines the ways private policing is organized with regard to profitability. While the literature on private policing has enhanced our understanding of its growth, scope and normative implications, less is known about how ‘hybrid’ policing is conducted to make profit. Informed by 38 qualitative interviews with the seven largest insurance companies in Sweden, the article details how power relations are organized to ensure that the private policing of insurance claims supports and does not pose a threat to profit. Drawing on evidence from the empirical research, a range of issues are discussed, including the relationship between private policing and state power, and the intertwined governance of both claimants and policing actors.

Artikeln publicerades i The British Journal of Criminology.