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Ungdomar som personrånar - en kvalitativ studie av polisers och socialsekreterares förklaringsmodeller kring personrån som utförs av ungdomar

Lennartsdotter Matzner, Sophie LU and Larsson, Mimmi LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of the essay is to examine explanations offered by both police and social workers for street robbery committed by juveniles. Our conclusions are based on the findings from a series of semi structured qualative interwievs conducted with social workers and police from Landskrona and Malmö. These findings have been analyzed using hypotheses suggested by Merton´s anomie/strain theory and Hirschi´s social bond theory. By using the aforementioned theories and by interwieving people from different professional backgrounds we were able to fulfill the purpose of the essay using two different perspectives. Both police and social workers consider material gain in the form of cash or objects to be primary objective of juvenile street... (More)
The purpose of the essay is to examine explanations offered by both police and social workers for street robbery committed by juveniles. Our conclusions are based on the findings from a series of semi structured qualative interwievs conducted with social workers and police from Landskrona and Malmö. These findings have been analyzed using hypotheses suggested by Merton´s anomie/strain theory and Hirschi´s social bond theory. By using the aforementioned theories and by interwieving people from different professional backgrounds we were able to fulfill the purpose of the essay using two different perspectives. Both police and social workers consider material gain in the form of cash or objects to be primary objective of juvenile street robbery, whilst the long-term objective is more concerned with gaining respect. Factors considered to be the root of juvenile street robbery according to the police and social workers are segregation, lack of parenting skills, negative peer pressure, low formal control and poor school attendance. (Less)
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Lennartsdotter Matzner, Sophie LU and Larsson, Mimmi LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ungdomsbrottslighet, personrån, formal control, school attendance, strain, anomie, social bonds, peer pressure, family attachment, juvenile delinquency, mugging, street robbery, föräldraförmåga, sociala band, gängpåverkan, skola, formell kontroll, anomi
language
Swedish
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1415268
date added to LUP
2009-06-16 16:26:42
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2009-06-16 16:26:42
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the essay is to examine explanations offered by both police and social workers for street robbery committed by juveniles. Our conclusions are based on the findings from a series of semi structured qualative interwievs conducted with social workers and police from Landskrona and Malmö. These findings have been analyzed using hypotheses suggested by Merton´s anomie/strain theory and Hirschi´s social bond theory. By using the aforementioned theories and by interwieving people from different professional backgrounds we were able to fulfill the purpose of the essay using two different perspectives. Both police and social workers consider material gain in the form of cash or objects to be primary objective of juvenile street robbery, whilst the long-term objective is more concerned with gaining respect. Factors considered to be the root of juvenile street robbery according to the police and social workers are segregation, lack of parenting skills, negative peer pressure, low formal control and poor school attendance.},
  author       = {Lennartsdotter Matzner, Sophie and Larsson, Mimmi},
  keyword      = {ungdomsbrottslighet,personrån,formal control,school attendance,strain,anomie,social bonds,peer pressure,family attachment,juvenile delinquency,mugging,street robbery,föräldraförmåga,sociala band,gängpåverkan,skola,formell kontroll,anomi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomar som personrånar - en kvalitativ studie av polisers och socialsekreterares förklaringsmodeller kring personrån som utförs av ungdomar},
  year         = {2009},
}