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Kön och LVM - en undersökning om hur kön framställs i LVM-domar

Steen, Rebecca LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine how gender is perceived in rulings regarding forced incarceration of individuals with life threatening addiction problems. More specifically: is there a difference in how Swedish courts perceive men and women? The study is based on court rulings. By examining these rulings and viewing them in the light of existing theories observations could be made regarding differences especially when it comes to how these women and men are portrayed. For women the most obvious case is the treating of motherhood in these court rulings. In many of the rulings there is an equality sign drawn between addiction and not being fit as a mother and it is taken into account to weigh up the entire argument of why the female... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine how gender is perceived in rulings regarding forced incarceration of individuals with life threatening addiction problems. More specifically: is there a difference in how Swedish courts perceive men and women? The study is based on court rulings. By examining these rulings and viewing them in the light of existing theories observations could be made regarding differences especially when it comes to how these women and men are portrayed. For women the most obvious case is the treating of motherhood in these court rulings. In many of the rulings there is an equality sign drawn between addiction and not being fit as a mother and it is taken into account to weigh up the entire argument of why the female in question should be incarcerated. Many of the men are also parents but children are not taken into consideration when a ruling is made for a man. Another significant observation is the way in which criminal behaviour is described. It is only in rulings concerning men that criminal behaviour is taken into account when the argument for forced incarceration is founded. Why do such differences occur? By examining gender theory I view possible explanations. (Less)
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author
Steen, Rebecca LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
addiction, gender, social construction, the heterosexual matrix, LVM
language
Swedish
id
1982468
date added to LUP
2011-06-27 14:58:19
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine how gender is perceived in rulings regarding forced incarceration of individuals with life threatening addiction problems. More specifically: is there a difference in how Swedish courts perceive men and women? The study is based on court rulings. By examining these rulings and viewing them in the light of existing theories observations could be made regarding differences especially when it comes to how these women and men are portrayed. For women the most obvious case is the treating of motherhood in these court rulings. In many of the rulings there is an equality sign drawn between addiction and not being fit as a mother and it is taken into account to weigh up the entire argument of why the female in question should be incarcerated. Many of the men are also parents but children are not taken into consideration when a ruling is made for a man. Another significant observation is the way in which criminal behaviour is described. It is only in rulings concerning men that criminal behaviour is taken into account when the argument for forced incarceration is founded. Why do such differences occur? By examining gender theory I view possible explanations.},
  author       = {Steen, Rebecca},
  keyword      = {addiction,gender,social construction,the heterosexual matrix,LVM},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kön och LVM - en undersökning om hur kön framställs i LVM-domar},
  year         = {2011},
}