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En komplex problembild - En kvalitativ studie om före detta kriminella gängmedlemmars erfarenheter av vägen in- och ut ur gängkriminaliteten

Mellgren, Linnea LU and Strömberg, Jenny LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the criminal gang members' experiences of the exit process. What we mean by the exit process is the way in and out of gang crime and the maintenance of the new role of non- criminal gangs.We have, through qualitative semi-structured interviews interviewed former criminal gang members and analyzed their experiences using Ebaughs (1988) theory about role exit, and Goffman's (2011) theory of stigma. The most important result we reached showed that the risk factors for getting into gang crime could be dysfunctional upbringing as violence and/or abuse in the home, lack of parental ability and lack of friendship and great difficulty in school. The turning points in the role exit of our... (More)
The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the criminal gang members' experiences of the exit process. What we mean by the exit process is the way in and out of gang crime and the maintenance of the new role of non- criminal gangs.We have, through qualitative semi-structured interviews interviewed former criminal gang members and analyzed their experiences using Ebaughs (1988) theory about role exit, and Goffman's (2011) theory of stigma. The most important result we reached showed that the risk factors for getting into gang crime could be dysfunctional upbringing as violence and/or abuse in the home, lack of parental ability and lack of friendship and great difficulty in school. The turning points in the role exit of our interviewees was done after the impact of external events, such as prison stay, professional help, death of loved ones, “business that has gone wrong”, babies and serious health problems. (Less)
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Mellgren, Linnea LU and Strömberg, Jenny LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20152
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
criminal gang members, criminal gang, Goffman, stigma, Ebaugh, role exit, turning points
language
Swedish
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8520745
date added to LUP
2016-01-19 08:58:07
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2016-01-19 08:58:07
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the criminal gang members' experiences of the exit process. What we mean by the exit process is the way in and out of gang crime and the maintenance of the new role of non- criminal gangs.We have, through qualitative semi-structured interviews interviewed former criminal gang members and analyzed their experiences using Ebaughs (1988) theory about role exit, and Goffman's (2011) theory of stigma. The most important result we reached showed that the risk factors for getting into gang crime could be dysfunctional upbringing as violence and/or abuse in the home, lack of parental ability and lack of friendship and great difficulty in school. The turning points in the role exit of our interviewees was done after the impact of external events, such as prison stay, professional help, death of loved ones, “business that has gone wrong”, babies and serious health problems.},
  author       = {Mellgren, Linnea and Strömberg, Jenny},
  keyword      = {criminal gang members,criminal gang,Goffman,stigma,Ebaugh,role exit,turning points},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En komplex problembild - En kvalitativ studie om före detta kriminella gängmedlemmars erfarenheter av vägen in- och ut ur gängkriminaliteten},
  year         = {2016},
}