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Skärpta straff för allvarliga våldsbrott - Analys av argument för och emot en proposition

Khorassani, Amanda LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
Crime is a serious problem in many countries and societies. The consequence of a crime for the victim is both physical and psychological. In 2010 the Swedish government presented a bill to the parliament about harsher sentence for violent crimes. What arguments did the government have in support of a harsher and stricter sentence for a violent crime, and what were the arguments against the bill? What are the arguments against from the opponents in the parliament? Through an argument analysis of relevant documents from the government and the parliament, arguments was identified as pro-argument or contra-argument. They was then analyzed with respect to scientific articles and writings in the matter of deterrence and violent crimes. Most of... (More)
Crime is a serious problem in many countries and societies. The consequence of a crime for the victim is both physical and psychological. In 2010 the Swedish government presented a bill to the parliament about harsher sentence for violent crimes. What arguments did the government have in support of a harsher and stricter sentence for a violent crime, and what were the arguments against the bill? What are the arguments against from the opponents in the parliament? Through an argument analysis of relevant documents from the government and the parliament, arguments was identified as pro-argument or contra-argument. They was then analyzed with respect to scientific articles and writings in the matter of deterrence and violent crimes. Most of the studies in the question of deterrence and crime are of a weak methodology. Some new research, however, shows that there might be a deterrent effect of harsher and stricter sentence. The government or those supporting its bill in the parliament, nevertheless never speak of a deterrent effect as a reason for their bill. The important factor for them is the development of society and that the victim feels compensated. The opponents of the bill on the other hand mostly discuss the lack of evidence for harsher sentence being deterrent and ask for more crime-preventive work. (Less)
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author
Khorassani, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Retorikanalys, Straff, Våldsbrott, Proposition, Avskräckning, Argumentationsanalys, Rhetoric analysis, Government bill, Argument analysis, Deterrence, Violent crimes
language
Swedish
id
8564935
date added to LUP
2016-01-25 09:58:38
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2016-01-25 09:58:38
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  abstract     = {Crime is a serious problem in many countries and societies. The consequence of a crime for the victim is both physical and psychological. In 2010 the Swedish government presented a bill to the parliament about harsher sentence for violent crimes. What arguments did the government have in support of a harsher and stricter sentence for a violent crime, and what were the arguments against the bill? What are the arguments against from the opponents in the parliament? Through an argument analysis of relevant documents from the government and the parliament, arguments was identified as pro-argument or contra-argument. They was then analyzed with respect to scientific articles and writings in the matter of deterrence and violent crimes. Most of the studies in the question of deterrence and crime are of a weak methodology. Some new research, however, shows that there might be a deterrent effect of harsher and stricter sentence. The government or those supporting its bill in the parliament, nevertheless never speak of a deterrent effect as a reason for their bill. The important factor for them is the development of society and that the victim feels compensated. The opponents of the bill on the other hand mostly discuss the lack of evidence for harsher sentence being deterrent and ask for more crime-preventive work.},
  author       = {Khorassani, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Retorikanalys,Straff,Våldsbrott,Proposition,Avskräckning,Argumentationsanalys,Rhetoric analysis,Government bill,Argument analysis,Deterrence,Violent crimes},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skärpta straff för allvarliga våldsbrott - Analys av argument för och emot en proposition},
  year         = {2016},
}