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Frivårdsinspektörens yrkesroll och handlingsutrymme - en kvalitativ intervjustudie med fyra frivårdsinspektörer

Rasmussen, Sanna LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the probation inspector, how the percieve their professional role and discretion, and how they experience their work with emphasis on the dual roles of control and support.
This is a qualitative study where I interviewed four probation inspectors from a probation office in southern Sweden. The concepts which I applied in the analyze were social psychology, symbolic interaction, theory of role and the concepts of discretion and street-level bureaucracy.
The results showed that the probation officers perceived their scope of action as extensive. The respondents said that they experience that individual assessments is a big part of their work and explained the ways in which it influenced their way of... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine the probation inspector, how the percieve their professional role and discretion, and how they experience their work with emphasis on the dual roles of control and support.
This is a qualitative study where I interviewed four probation inspectors from a probation office in southern Sweden. The concepts which I applied in the analyze were social psychology, symbolic interaction, theory of role and the concepts of discretion and street-level bureaucracy.
The results showed that the probation officers perceived their scope of action as extensive. The respondents said that they experience that individual assessments is a big part of their work and explained the ways in which it influenced their way of working. The probation officers professional role is based on standards and expectations from the organization, the clients and the personal values.
The professional role is created in relation to control and support and is formed in the interaction between client and probation inspector. This means that the same action can mean both support and control. (Less)
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author
Rasmussen, Sanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Probation inspector, discretion, professional role, social psychology, control and support
language
Swedish
id
1975847
date added to LUP
2011-06-15 16:45:23
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2011-06-15 16:45:23
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine the probation inspector, how the percieve their professional role and discretion, and how they experience their work with emphasis on the dual roles of control and support.  
This is a qualitative study where I interviewed four probation inspectors from a probation office in southern Sweden. The concepts which I applied in the analyze were social psychology, symbolic interaction, theory of role and the concepts of discretion and street-level bureaucracy.
The results showed that the probation officers perceived their scope of action as extensive. The respondents said that they experience that individual assessments is a big part of their work and explained the ways in which it influenced their way of working. The probation officers professional role is based on standards and expectations from the organization, the clients and the personal values. 
The professional role is created in relation to control and support and is formed in the interaction between client and probation inspector. This means that the same action can mean both support and control.},
  author       = {Rasmussen, Sanna},
  keyword      = {Probation inspector,discretion,professional role,social psychology,control and support},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Frivårdsinspektörens yrkesroll och handlingsutrymme - en kvalitativ intervjustudie med fyra frivårdsinspektörer},
  year         = {2011},
}