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Ungdomar i rättssystemet - vad gör vi med dem?: ett exempel från Storbritannien

Eliasson, Fredrik (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to examine how juvenile delinquents are treated by society. I chose to exemplify this by looking at a relatively recent formed government agency; Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Galleries of Justice which is a museum of Law. They work together with a wide range of youth projects starting with youths who are at risk of offending all the way to convicted criminals. In order to understand these activities I studied relevant theories about risk, risk factors and labelling. I also looked closer into the debate about whether criminals should be punished or given treatment. The results were that previous research clearly showed that risk theories is a very useful tool in predicting future criminality. These theories... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to examine how juvenile delinquents are treated by society. I chose to exemplify this by looking at a relatively recent formed government agency; Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Galleries of Justice which is a museum of Law. They work together with a wide range of youth projects starting with youths who are at risk of offending all the way to convicted criminals. In order to understand these activities I studied relevant theories about risk, risk factors and labelling. I also looked closer into the debate about whether criminals should be punished or given treatment. The results were that previous research clearly showed that risk theories is a very useful tool in predicting future criminality. These theories were used to great extent by YOT and the museum. In Britain, however, detention is very commonly used even for very young persons which is believed to be labelling. I argued that risk theory must be used with precaution otherwise criminality seems to be explained with individual factors rather then be placed within the realm and responsibility of society where I found prevention would be most efficient. (Less)
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Eliasson, Fredrik
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
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1358544
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to examine how juvenile delinquents are treated by society. I chose to exemplify this by looking at a relatively recent formed government agency; Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Galleries of Justice which is a museum of Law. They work together with a wide range of youth projects starting with youths who are at risk of offending all the way to convicted criminals. In order to understand these activities I studied relevant theories about risk, risk factors and labelling. I also looked closer into the debate about whether criminals should be punished or given treatment. The results were that previous research clearly showed that risk theories is a very useful tool in predicting future criminality. These theories were used to great extent by YOT and the museum. In Britain, however, detention is very commonly used even for very young persons which is believed to be labelling. I argued that risk theory must be used with precaution otherwise criminality seems to be explained with individual factors rather then be placed within the realm and responsibility of society where I found prevention would be most efficient.},
  author       = {Eliasson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomar i rättssystemet - vad gör vi med dem?: ett exempel från Storbritannien},
  year         = {2001},
}