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Nyckeln till frihet : en analys om kriminellt återfall

Olsson, Ida LU (2013) MRSG20 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Crime is not only a legal area, but can also be seen as a way of life for some people. The criminal lifestyle is one of Sweden today’s biggest social problem involving a lot of people, both those who execute the crime and those exposed to it. The most common time to start a criminal career is during adolescence. Only a small percentage of this group continues life of criminal actions but calculated relapse is rated to be over 60 percent. The purpose of this essay is therefore to analyze why individuals start committing crimes and why they continue a life of crime? What could this be due to? Lays the problem in the community or entirely up to the individual itself?

Through questionnaire with people who have done time in prison, facts... (More)
Crime is not only a legal area, but can also be seen as a way of life for some people. The criminal lifestyle is one of Sweden today’s biggest social problem involving a lot of people, both those who execute the crime and those exposed to it. The most common time to start a criminal career is during adolescence. Only a small percentage of this group continues life of criminal actions but calculated relapse is rated to be over 60 percent. The purpose of this essay is therefore to analyze why individuals start committing crimes and why they continue a life of crime? What could this be due to? Lays the problem in the community or entirely up to the individual itself?

Through questionnaire with people who have done time in prison, facts about Swedish criminal healthcare, statistics and other literature, the goal is to analyse what causes individuals to choose a life of crime. This has been done with different theories.

The result will show that there are many different factors that can explain the choice of a criminal lifestyle, such as upbringing, environment and stigma. The most common things that attract individuals to crime are the excitement and money, but the main motivation is fear.

A common reason to continuing with criminality is addiction. The abuser’s goal is often different than the norm of society, and how to get there as well. Life revolves around the drug and its use. The abusers way to reach the goal often accelerates to habits that are not socially accepted, such as theft.
It can be extremely difficult to break a pattern of life that is not accepted by the general public. It has been shown that motivation is of significant importance. Both literature and the respondents have called attention to that motivation is the key to freedom from criminality. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Great Escape
course
MRSG20 20122
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Motivation and Addiction, Relapse, Keywords: Crime, Lifestyle, Human rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3358866
date added to LUP
2013-02-28 09:15:54
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {Crime is not only a legal area, but can also be seen as a way of life for some people. The criminal lifestyle is one of Sweden today’s biggest social problem involving a lot of people, both those who execute the crime and those exposed to it. The most common time to start a criminal career is during adolescence. Only a small percentage of this group continues life of criminal actions but calculated relapse is rated to be over 60 percent. The purpose of this essay is therefore to analyze why individuals start committing crimes and why they continue a life of crime? What could this be due to? Lays the problem in the community or entirely up to the individual itself? 

Through questionnaire with people who have done time in prison, facts about Swedish criminal healthcare, statistics and other literature, the goal is to analyse what causes individuals to choose a life of crime. This has been done with different theories.

The result will show that there are many different factors that can explain the choice of a criminal lifestyle, such as upbringing, environment and stigma. The most common things that attract individuals to crime are the excitement and money, but the main motivation is fear.

A common reason to continuing with criminality is addiction. The abuser’s goal is often different than the norm of society, and how to get there as well. Life revolves around the drug and its use. The abusers way to reach the goal often accelerates to habits that are not socially accepted, such as theft. 
It can be extremely difficult to break a pattern of life that is not accepted by the general public. It has been shown that motivation is of significant importance. Both literature and the respondents have called attention to that motivation is the key to freedom from criminality.},
  author       = {Olsson, Ida},
  keyword      = {Motivation and Addiction,Relapse,Keywords: Crime,Lifestyle,Human rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nyckeln till frihet : en analys om kriminellt återfall},
  year         = {2013},
}