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Narratives of Being a Helper : The Presentation of Supporters and Victims in Victim Support Sweden

Jägervi, Lotta LU (2016) In Victims and Offenders
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine how self-presentation is formulated in victim supporters’ narratives of their interactions with crime victims, and identify the function of the presentation of the crime victim in this self-presentation. This was done through a narrative analysis of material from 12 focus groups in which representatives of Victim Support Sweden discussed their work. A master narrative was identified, in which ideals of flexibility and helpfulness are counterbalanced with ideals of setting proper limits. The analysis also showed that helper ideals were presented in a consistent way, while the concrete helping repertoire presented varied greatly.

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crime victim, narrative, self-presentation
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Victims and Offenders
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20 pages
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Routledge
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  • scopus:84999791270
  • wos:000402661100009
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1556-4886
DOI
10.1080/15564886.2016.1209270
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English
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