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Mildare juridisk dom - hårdare moraliskt dömd. Frivårdsinspektörers föreställningar om kvinnors kriminalitet

Jalkhagen, Alexandra LU and Emsfors, Susanna LU (2008) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
Women are not sentenced in the same extent as men and are clearly underrepresented in criminal statistics. Criminal men have therefore come to function as the norm within the correctional system and female criminality is neglected within the field of research. The aim of this study was to examine how probation managers construct women’s crime and women offenders. The study was based on a qualitative method and eight probation managers were interviewed. The theoretical perspective social constructionism was the tool used to treat the assembled data. The study showed that the probation managers’ describe that women are sentenced less than men because of a higher cultural expectation from the society but also because they have prostitution... (More)
Women are not sentenced in the same extent as men and are clearly underrepresented in criminal statistics. Criminal men have therefore come to function as the norm within the correctional system and female criminality is neglected within the field of research. The aim of this study was to examine how probation managers construct women’s crime and women offenders. The study was based on a qualitative method and eight probation managers were interviewed. The theoretical perspective social constructionism was the tool used to treat the assembled data. The study showed that the probation managers’ describe that women are sentenced less than men because of a higher cultural expectation from the society but also because they have prostitution as an alternative way of providing themselves. The probation managers construct women offenders with less complex of criminal problems but also with a more frequent drug related criminality. The study also showed that the probation managers think that there is a bigger hidden statistics among women. A grey zone was also described as an explanation why less women than men are sentenced, where women are said to be given special treatment by polices, watchmen, prosecutors, the general public. The probation managers also believe women to be positively discriminated in the court of law. As a conclusion the study showed that the probation managers had great difficulties in combining “criminality” and “womanliness” in talking about women offenders. (Less)
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author
Jalkhagen, Alexandra LU and Emsfors, Susanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20082
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Women, offender, crime, probation manager
language
Swedish
id
1369675
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2009-06-16 17:38:30
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2009-06-16 17:38:30
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  abstract     = {Women are not sentenced in the same extent as men and are clearly underrepresented in criminal statistics. Criminal men have therefore come to function as the norm within the correctional system and female criminality is neglected within the field of research.  The aim of this study was to examine how probation managers construct women’s crime and women offenders. The study was based on a qualitative method and eight probation managers were interviewed. The theoretical perspective social constructionism was the tool used to treat the assembled data. The study showed that the probation managers’ describe that women are sentenced less than men because of a higher cultural expectation from the society but also because they have prostitution as an alternative way of providing themselves. The probation managers construct women offenders with less complex of criminal problems but also with a more frequent drug related criminality. The study also showed that the probation managers think that there is a bigger hidden statistics among women. A grey zone was also described as an explanation why less women than men are sentenced, where women are said to be given special treatment by polices, watchmen, prosecutors, the general public. The probation managers also believe women to be positively discriminated in the court of law. As a conclusion the study showed that the probation managers had great difficulties in combining “criminality” and “womanliness” in talking about women offenders.},
  author       = {Jalkhagen, Alexandra and Emsfors, Susanna},
  keyword      = {Women,offender,crime,probation manager},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mildare juridisk dom - hårdare moraliskt dömd. Frivårdsinspektörers föreställningar om kvinnors kriminalitet},
  year         = {2008},
}