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Blir man som man umgås? En kandidatuppsats om det sociala umgängets betydelse på KRIS-medlemmars dåvarande kriminella livsstil

Larsson, Jennifer LU (2015) RÄSK02 20151
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The main purpose of this paper has been to examine how former criminals reflect on the social company importance of their criminal lifestyle. The aim was also to get an insight of how these former criminals reflects on their criminal lifestyle in relation to society's norms and rules. Based on the purpose of the study I used semistructured interviews with six memers from the organisation KRIS and the theory that was applied to analyze the material from these interviews was Sutherland's differential association theory. The themes that I found of the basis of my data was the balanacing between the legal and criminal life, criminal association, money and status, drug abuse, and the unknown. The results showed that the social interaction with... (More)
The main purpose of this paper has been to examine how former criminals reflect on the social company importance of their criminal lifestyle. The aim was also to get an insight of how these former criminals reflects on their criminal lifestyle in relation to society's norms and rules. Based on the purpose of the study I used semistructured interviews with six memers from the organisation KRIS and the theory that was applied to analyze the material from these interviews was Sutherland's differential association theory. The themes that I found of the basis of my data was the balanacing between the legal and criminal life, criminal association, money and status, drug abuse, and the unknown. The results showed that the social interaction with their social company had a significant impact on the former criminals criminal lifestyle because their social company was the reason their criminal lifestyle began, developmed and then maintaned. Based on Sutherland's theory the respondent learned their criminal behavior through their interactions with the group, which had a positive outlook on crimes and breaking the law. The result also present that the ex-criminals had their own syftem of norms that they followed instead of society’s norms and rules, The rules that existed in their social company were not in line with society’s, as the respondents chose not to follow thesestandards led to deviation. (Less)
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Larsson, Jennifer LU
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RÄSK02 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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kriminell livsstil, socialt umgänge, semistrukturerad intervju, differentiella associationer, normer
language
Swedish
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7373890
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2015-06-25 11:56:04
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  abstract     = {The main purpose of this paper has been to examine how former criminals reflect on the social company importance of their criminal lifestyle. The aim was also to get an insight of how these former criminals reflects on their criminal lifestyle in relation to society's norms and rules. Based on the purpose of the study I used semistructured interviews with six memers from the organisation KRIS and the theory that was applied to analyze the material from these interviews was Sutherland's differential association theory. The themes that I found of the basis of my data was the balanacing between the legal and criminal life, criminal association, money and status, drug abuse, and the unknown. The results showed that the social interaction with their social company had a significant impact on the former criminals criminal lifestyle because their social company was the reason their criminal lifestyle began, developmed and then maintaned. Based on Sutherland's theory the respondent learned their criminal behavior through their interactions with the group, which had a positive outlook on crimes and breaking the law. The result also present that the ex-criminals had their own syftem of norms that they followed instead of society’s norms and rules, The rules that existed in their social company were not in line with society’s, as the respondents chose not to follow thesestandards led to deviation.},
  author       = {Larsson, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {kriminell livsstil,socialt umgänge,semistrukturerad intervju,differentiella associationer,normer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Blir man som man umgås? En kandidatuppsats om det sociala umgängets betydelse på KRIS-medlemmars dåvarande kriminella livsstil},
  year         = {2015},
}