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Att inte bli kriminell: en kvalitativ studie om unga studenters reflektioner kring faktorer i en uppväxt som är väsentliga för ett icke kriminellt handlande

Belin, Emma LU (2016) RÄSK02 20161
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Background:The research of social science tends in many cases lean towards an approach that focus on negatively influencing factors, rather than health promoting factors from a salutogenic perspective. In the field of criminology, this approach commonly investigates reasons behind criminal behavior instead of studying the salutogenic factors, i.e. reasons why people do not engage in a criminal life style. Aims: The author of this thesis attempted to explore this knowledge gap by getting a deeper understanding of childhood factors that are essential for not developing criminal behavior, based on the reflections of young students. Method: The author held 30 interviews with young students at Lund University in order to examine what factors... (More)
Background:The research of social science tends in many cases lean towards an approach that focus on negatively influencing factors, rather than health promoting factors from a salutogenic perspective. In the field of criminology, this approach commonly investigates reasons behind criminal behavior instead of studying the salutogenic factors, i.e. reasons why people do not engage in a criminal life style. Aims: The author of this thesis attempted to explore this knowledge gap by getting a deeper understanding of childhood factors that are essential for not developing criminal behavior, based on the reflections of young students. Method: The author held 30 interviews with young students at Lund University in order to examine what factors they believed were important for a non-criminal life style. The results were analyzed by applying Travis Hirschi’s social bond theory. Result: The data foretold that young students believed that factors such as home, friends, school, activities, individual factors and the role of society were important for an individual to refrain from a criminal life style. Conclusions: Certain factors for the development of a non-criminal behavior were highlighted as more important than others and these factors could also be linked to previous research and the social bond theory. Over all, the author of this thesis recommends more Swedish research in Criminology using a salutogenic perspective. (Less)
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Belin, Emma LU
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RÄSK02 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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attachment, belief, commitment, involvement, salutogenic
language
Swedish
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8879275
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2016-06-17 10:54:09
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  abstract     = {Background:The research of social science tends in many cases lean towards an approach that focus on negatively influencing factors, rather than health promoting factors from a salutogenic perspective. In the field of criminology, this approach commonly investigates reasons behind criminal behavior instead of studying the salutogenic factors, i.e. reasons why people do not engage in a criminal life style. Aims: The author of this thesis attempted to explore this knowledge gap by getting a deeper understanding of childhood factors that are essential for not developing criminal behavior, based on the reflections of young students. Method: The author held 30 interviews with young students at Lund University in order to examine what factors they believed were important for a non-criminal life style. The results were analyzed by applying Travis Hirschi’s social bond theory. Result: The data foretold that young students believed that factors such as home, friends, school, activities, individual factors and the role of society were important for an individual to refrain from a criminal life style. Conclusions: Certain factors for the development of a non-criminal behavior were highlighted as more important than others and these factors could also be linked to previous research and the social bond theory. Over all, the author of this thesis recommends more Swedish research in Criminology using a salutogenic perspective.},
  author       = {Belin, Emma},
  keyword      = {attachment,belief,commitment,involvement,salutogenic},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att inte bli kriminell: en kvalitativ studie om unga studenters reflektioner kring faktorer i en uppväxt som är väsentliga för ett icke kriminellt handlande},
  year         = {2016},
}