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Att göra slut med kriminalitet - Om vändpunkter och processen till att bli ett ex

Bark, Pontus LU and Rydberg, Linda LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim with this study has been to understand the process of leaving a life of criminality, using the concept of turning points and Ebaugh’s theory “The process of role exit”. Seven qualitative interviews have been made with ex-criminals that stopped offending before they turned twenty-six years old.

The main result of this study is that we can see a few different situations; being arrested, getting pregnant and traumatic situations that functions like eye-openers. To use these situations as turning points, it is important that a person gets help from institutions like family and friends, organizations, and more. The will to success with the desistance from crime is also something that we can see as an important factor to make the... (More)
The aim with this study has been to understand the process of leaving a life of criminality, using the concept of turning points and Ebaugh’s theory “The process of role exit”. Seven qualitative interviews have been made with ex-criminals that stopped offending before they turned twenty-six years old.

The main result of this study is that we can see a few different situations; being arrested, getting pregnant and traumatic situations that functions like eye-openers. To use these situations as turning points, it is important that a person gets help from institutions like family and friends, organizations, and more. The will to success with the desistance from crime is also something that we can see as an important factor to make the turning points successful.

So, to understand turning points, we can see that it is equally important to understand the complex processes they arise in. But, and this is important to point out, the concept of turning point has been a useful tool to analyse the stories that the interviewees told. (Less)
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author
Bark, Pontus LU and Rydberg, Linda LU
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organization
alternative title
Breaking up with criminality, about turning points and the process of being an ex
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
criminality, turning points, exit-process, desistance
language
Swedish
id
8522277
date added to LUP
2016-01-29 13:07:06
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2016-01-29 13:07:06
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  abstract     = {The aim with this study has been to understand the process of leaving a life of criminality, using the concept of turning points and Ebaugh’s theory “The process of role exit”. Seven qualitative interviews have been made with ex-criminals that stopped offending before they turned twenty-six years old.
 
The main result of this study is that we can see a few different situations; being arrested, getting pregnant and traumatic situations that functions like eye-openers. To use these situations as turning points, it is important that a person gets help from institutions like family and friends, organizations, and more. The will to success with the desistance from crime is also something that we can see as an important factor to make the turning points successful.
 
So, to understand turning points, we can see that it is equally important to understand the complex processes they arise in. But, and this is important to point out, the concept of turning point has been a useful tool to analyse the stories that the interviewees told.},
  author       = {Bark, Pontus and Rydberg, Linda},
  keyword      = {criminality,turning points,exit-process,desistance},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att göra slut med kriminalitet - Om vändpunkter och processen till att bli ett ex},
  year         = {2016},
}