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Unga lagöverträdare i socialtjänstens yttranden -En diskursiv textanalys

Andersson, Sofie LU and Hedenstedt, Mikaela LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this essay is to examine discourses in statements for young offenders aged 15 to 17 years written by the social service in closed criminal cases. The discourses are based on constructions of social background, social values and behavior and acceptance. We have also chosen to look at how statements written by the social service are being used in the verdict and the possible impact on the outcome of the decision. The method used in our essay is qualitative discourse analysis, using the Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory (Winther Jörgensen & Phillips, 2000). We have gathered our empiri by Lund District Court and it consists of eleven statement from the social services, and associated verdict. The text of the documents were then... (More)
The aim of this essay is to examine discourses in statements for young offenders aged 15 to 17 years written by the social service in closed criminal cases. The discourses are based on constructions of social background, social values and behavior and acceptance. We have also chosen to look at how statements written by the social service are being used in the verdict and the possible impact on the outcome of the decision. The method used in our essay is qualitative discourse analysis, using the Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory (Winther Jörgensen & Phillips, 2000). We have gathered our empiri by Lund District Court and it consists of eleven statement from the social services, and associated verdict. The text of the documents were then analyzed and interpreted. We have identified that the discourses are based on the above constructions governing the formulation of opinion and can have an effect on the verdict. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Sofie LU and Hedenstedt, Mikaela LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social services Young offenders Statement Discource
language
Swedish
id
1419061
date added to LUP
2009-06-16 12:39:38
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2009-06-16 12:39:38
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay is to examine discourses in statements for young offenders aged 15 to 17 years written by the social service in closed criminal cases. The discourses are based on constructions of social background, social values and behavior and acceptance. We have also chosen to look at how statements written by the social service are being used in the verdict and the possible impact on the outcome of the decision. The method used in our essay is qualitative discourse analysis, using the Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory (Winther Jörgensen & Phillips, 2000). We have gathered our empiri by Lund District Court and it consists of eleven statement from the social services, and associated verdict. The text of the documents were then analyzed and interpreted. We have identified that the discourses are based on the above constructions governing the formulation of opinion and can have an effect on the verdict.},
  author       = {Andersson, Sofie and Hedenstedt, Mikaela},
  keyword      = {Social services
Young offenders
Statement
Discource},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga lagöverträdare i socialtjänstens yttranden -En diskursiv textanalys},
  year         = {2009},
}