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Kriminella ungdomsgäng - Vilka faktorer bidrar till att en ungdom går med i ett kriminellt ungdomsgäng

Skarström, Sara LU and Al-Talakani, Goulnar LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the underlying factors of a youth’s attraction to criminal youth gangs. We have chosen a qualitative approach. The primary sources for our study were interviews with seven people. These interviews were semi structured in their approach. We have used the labeling theory in order to describe and analyze the phenomenon. The result clearly showed that there is no single underlying factor; one must see each youth’s different circumstances in order to understand them. The result further showed that criminal gangs usually arise in segregated residential areas, were many are troubled with tough socioeconomic circumstances. The study further found that the allure of making easy money... (More)
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the underlying factors of a youth’s attraction to criminal youth gangs. We have chosen a qualitative approach. The primary sources for our study were interviews with seven people. These interviews were semi structured in their approach. We have used the labeling theory in order to describe and analyze the phenomenon. The result clearly showed that there is no single underlying factor; one must see each youth’s different circumstances in order to understand them. The result further showed that criminal gangs usually arise in segregated residential areas, were many are troubled with tough socioeconomic circumstances. The study further found that the allure of making easy money can be a contributing factor of why youths join criminal youth gangs. It might also be a consequence of low self-esteem, which creates a desire of finding ones identity in a group. We further found that the media has an impact on the youths of today. The study also touched on solutions to the problem, which all point to activities where one works from an individual-based perspective in social work with youth.

Keywords: Labeling theory, deviant behavior, stigma, criminal youth gangs (Less)
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author
Skarström, Sara LU and Al-Talakani, Goulnar LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
deviant behavior, criminal youth gangs, stigma, Labeling theory
language
Swedish
id
1530527
date added to LUP
2010-01-29 11:27:59
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2010-01-29 11:27:59
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  abstract     = {Abstract 
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the underlying factors of a youth’s attraction to criminal youth gangs. We have chosen a qualitative approach. The primary sources for our study were interviews with seven people. These interviews were semi structured in their approach. We have used the labeling theory in order to describe and analyze the phenomenon. The result clearly showed that there is no single underlying factor; one must see each youth’s different circumstances in order to understand them. The result further showed that criminal gangs usually arise in segregated residential areas, were many are troubled with tough socioeconomic circumstances. The study further found that the allure of making easy money can be a contributing factor of why youths join criminal youth gangs. It might also be a consequence of low self-esteem, which creates a desire of finding ones identity in a group. We further found that the media has an impact on the youths of today. The study also touched on solutions to the problem, which all point to activities where one works from an individual-based perspective in social work with youth.

Keywords:  Labeling theory, deviant behavior, stigma, criminal youth gangs},
  author       = {Skarström, Sara and Al-Talakani, Goulnar},
  keyword      = {deviant behavior,criminal youth gangs,stigma,Labeling theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kriminella ungdomsgäng - Vilka faktorer bidrar till att en ungdom går med i ett kriminellt ungdomsgäng},
  year         = {2010},
}