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Medling på TV. Konstruktioner av medling, gärningspersoner och brottsoffer

Andreasson, Malin LU and Olsson, Elin LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
Authors: Malin Andréasson and Elin Ohlsson
Title: Mediation on TV. Constructions of mediation, offenders and victims.
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos
This study investigates the social constructions of victims and offenders in the Swedish documentary
TV-series “Face to face” [“Öga mot öga”]. The representation of mediation as a crime preventing
practice is also considered. From a social constructionist perspective, seven episodes of the series were
transcribed verbatim and analyzed qualitatively. The main results of the study are that victims in the
documentary series are constructed as ideal victims while the stereotypical image of an offender is
“deconstructed”. Rather, the offenders participating in... (More)
Authors: Malin Andréasson and Elin Ohlsson
Title: Mediation on TV. Constructions of mediation, offenders and victims.
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos
This study investigates the social constructions of victims and offenders in the Swedish documentary
TV-series “Face to face” [“Öga mot öga”]. The representation of mediation as a crime preventing
practice is also considered. From a social constructionist perspective, seven episodes of the series were
transcribed verbatim and analyzed qualitatively. The main results of the study are that victims in the
documentary series are constructed as ideal victims while the stereotypical image of an offender is
“deconstructed”. Rather, the offenders participating in the documentary series are described as
“regular people”. The discourse of mediation casts the phenomenon in an exclusively positive light. (Less)
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Andreasson, Malin LU and Olsson, Elin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social constructionism, media, offender, victim, mediation
language
Swedish
id
1414210
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2009-06-08 16:33:45
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2009-06-08 16:33:45
@misc{1414210,
  abstract     = {Authors: Malin Andréasson and Elin Ohlsson
Title: Mediation on TV. Constructions of mediation, offenders and victims.
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos
This study investigates the social constructions of victims and offenders in the Swedish documentary
TV-series “Face to face” [“Öga mot öga”]. The representation of mediation as a crime preventing
practice is also considered. From a social constructionist perspective, seven episodes of the series were
transcribed verbatim and analyzed qualitatively. The main results of the study are that victims in the
documentary series are constructed as ideal victims while the stereotypical image of an offender is
“deconstructed”. Rather, the offenders participating in the documentary series are described as
“regular people”. The discourse of mediation casts the phenomenon in an exclusively positive light.},
  author       = {Andreasson, Malin and Olsson, Elin},
  keyword      = {social constructionism,media,offender,victim,mediation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medling på TV. Konstruktioner av medling, gärningspersoner och brottsoffer},
  year         = {2009},
}