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Ungdomskriminalitet - en kvalitativ studie om identifierade riskfaktorer

Bengtsson, Martin LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
It’s widely known that adolescent crime is a problem and work as a threat to our society. Even though it’s not a new phenomenon we still don’t know for sure how to explain the youth’s criminal behavior. Instead we tend to create our own understanding which is heavily affected by our surroundings. How can one explain adolescent crime? Are there risk factors that are more dominant than others? To get a deeper understanding of adolescent crime, we need to first take research into consideration, as well as experience-based knowledge from the field to get their most recent explanation of the reasons behind adolescent crime. I therefore compared some of the foremost peer reviewed research with qualitative attachment interviews with five... (More)
It’s widely known that adolescent crime is a problem and work as a threat to our society. Even though it’s not a new phenomenon we still don’t know for sure how to explain the youth’s criminal behavior. Instead we tend to create our own understanding which is heavily affected by our surroundings. How can one explain adolescent crime? Are there risk factors that are more dominant than others? To get a deeper understanding of adolescent crime, we need to first take research into consideration, as well as experience-based knowledge from the field to get their most recent explanation of the reasons behind adolescent crime. I therefore compared some of the foremost peer reviewed research with qualitative attachment interviews with five professional experienced social workers who directly came in contact with the youths. The analysis is based on Hirsch’s theory about social connections. The result showed that the social workers identified antisocial behavior and ADHD as internal risk factors, and lack of motivation in school, criminal friends, bad parenting as well as social media as outer risk factors. The social workers and the research couldn’t specify one reason to explain the youth’s criminal behavior. Based on this study adolescent crime is a multifactorial problem and could be based off a series of events that creates new problems. (Less)
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author
Bengtsson, Martin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Crime, adolescent, risk factors, social work, qualitative study.
language
Swedish
id
3810161
date added to LUP
2013-06-12 11:27:42
date last changed
2013-06-12 11:27:42
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  abstract     = {It’s widely known that adolescent crime is a problem and work as a threat to our society. Even though it’s not a new phenomenon we still don’t know for sure how to explain the youth’s criminal behavior. Instead we tend to create our own understanding which is heavily affected by our surroundings. How can one explain adolescent crime? Are there risk factors that are more dominant than others? To get a deeper understanding of adolescent crime, we need to first take research into consideration, as well as experience-based knowledge from the field to get their most recent explanation of the reasons behind adolescent crime. I therefore compared some of the foremost peer reviewed research with qualitative attachment interviews with five professional experienced social workers who directly came in contact with the youths. The analysis is based on Hirsch’s theory about social connections. The result showed that the social workers identified antisocial behavior and ADHD as internal risk factors, and lack of motivation in school, criminal friends, bad parenting as well as social media as outer risk factors. The social workers and the research couldn’t specify one reason to explain the youth’s criminal behavior. Based on this study adolescent crime is a multifactorial problem and could be based off a series of events that creates new problems.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Martin},
  keyword      = {Crime,adolescent,risk factors,social work,qualitative study.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomskriminalitet - en kvalitativ studie om identifierade riskfaktorer},
  year         = {2013},
}