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"Man är alltid nummer två i fängelset" - En kvalitativ studie om omständigheter som påverkar intagnas tillvaro under fängelsevistelsen

Lundgren, Linda LU and Gustafsson, Kajsa LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Kajsa Gustafsson and Linda Lundgren
Title: “You’re always number two in prison” - A qualitative study of factors affecting the inmates’ lives while in prison [translated title].
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist
Assessor: Lars Harrysson

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of imprisonment on inmates and how they cope with prison life. This essay is based on a qualitative study with eight semi-structured interviews with individuals who have experienced long-term or recurrent imprisonment, as well as employees working with inmates. Five interviews were conducted with members within a Swedish organization named KRIS (Kriminellas Revansch i Samhället), which was established by ex-convicts and addicts who support... (More)
Author: Kajsa Gustafsson and Linda Lundgren
Title: “You’re always number two in prison” - A qualitative study of factors affecting the inmates’ lives while in prison [translated title].
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist
Assessor: Lars Harrysson

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of imprisonment on inmates and how they cope with prison life. This essay is based on a qualitative study with eight semi-structured interviews with individuals who have experienced long-term or recurrent imprisonment, as well as employees working with inmates. Five interviews were conducted with members within a Swedish organization named KRIS (Kriminellas Revansch i Samhället), which was established by ex-convicts and addicts who support each other integrate back into society. Three of the interviews were conducted with professionals within the prison. The result of this study shows that there are four external factors that affect the inmates during their stay in prison. These can be summarized in terms as; the prison formal regulations, the prisoners informal rules, the social environment within the prison and the prison warders discretion. Total institutions by Erving Goffman (1961/2014), Street level bureaucracy by Lipsky (1980), Discipline and punish by Foucault (1995) and Codes of Conduct by Sykes and Messinger (1960); Liljeholm-Hansson (2014); and Wieder (2001) are theoretical points used to support the results of this study.

Key words: prison, inmates, strategy, adjustment, culture, socialization, correctional community, prisonization. (Less)
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Lundgren, Linda LU and Gustafsson, Kajsa LU
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SOPA63 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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prison, inmates, strategy, adjustment, culture, socialization, correctional community, prisonization
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Swedish
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  abstract     = {Author: Kajsa Gustafsson and Linda Lundgren
Title: “You’re always number two in prison” - A qualitative study of factors affecting the inmates’ lives while in prison [translated title].
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist 
Assessor: Lars Harrysson

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of imprisonment on inmates and how they cope with prison life. This essay is based on a qualitative study with eight semi-structured interviews with individuals who have experienced long-term or recurrent imprisonment, as well as employees working with inmates. Five interviews were conducted with members within a Swedish organization named KRIS (Kriminellas Revansch i Samhället), which was established by ex-convicts and addicts who support each other integrate back into society. Three of the interviews were conducted with professionals within the prison. The result of this study shows that there are four external factors that affect the inmates during their stay in prison. These can be summarized in terms as; the prison formal regulations, the prisoners informal rules, the social environment within the prison and the prison warders discretion. Total institutions by Erving Goffman (1961/2014), Street level bureaucracy by Lipsky (1980), Discipline and punish by Foucault (1995) and Codes of Conduct by Sykes and Messinger (1960); Liljeholm-Hansson (2014); and Wieder (2001) are theoretical points used to support the results of this study.

Key words: prison, inmates, strategy, adjustment, culture, socialization, correctional community, prisonization.},
  author       = {Lundgren, Linda and Gustafsson, Kajsa},
  keyword      = {prison,inmates,strategy,adjustment,culture,socialization,correctional community,prisonization},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Man är alltid nummer två i fängelset" - En kvalitativ studie om omständigheter som påverkar intagnas tillvaro under fängelsevistelsen},
  year         = {2015},
}