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”Golare har inga polare” - En kvalitativ studie av orsaker till att ungdomar i Örebro inte vill vittna

Demirel, Mirabell LU (2016) SOCK04 20161
Department of Sociology
Sociology
Abstract
The problem with adolescents who do not want to participate in investigation processes as witnesses, is a recurring problem for investigators with the police in Örebro. A problem that contributes to many disused investigations, despite the known existence of potential witnesses to the different crime events that involve youths. The purpose of this study is to analyze the causes that contribute to why adolescents in Örebro choose not to testify. A purpose fulfilled through semi-structured interviews with young people in the ages of 15 to 17 who have committed, or been involved in various crimes, and who have chosen not to inform the police about the incidents.

In this particular study it has been shown that the main contributing factor... (More)
The problem with adolescents who do not want to participate in investigation processes as witnesses, is a recurring problem for investigators with the police in Örebro. A problem that contributes to many disused investigations, despite the known existence of potential witnesses to the different crime events that involve youths. The purpose of this study is to analyze the causes that contribute to why adolescents in Örebro choose not to testify. A purpose fulfilled through semi-structured interviews with young people in the ages of 15 to 17 who have committed, or been involved in various crimes, and who have chosen not to inform the police about the incidents.

In this particular study it has been shown that the main contributing factor to why young people in Örebro choose not to testify, is based on the norms that prevail in the groups to which these young people are involved. To inform outsiders of information that is considered confidential in the youth group, is by the group viewed as deviant behaviour, and therefore sanctioned by the stigmatization of those who have violated the group norms. A social sanction that leads to exclusion, caused by the deviant action known as ”snitching”. (Less)
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author
Demirel, Mirabell LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOCK04 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Youth groups, Snitches, Outsiders, Social control, Social bonds, Labeling, Normative deviance, Social sanctions, Neutralization
language
Swedish
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8879551
date added to LUP
2016-06-17 09:55:58
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2016-06-17 09:55:58
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  abstract     = {The problem with adolescents who do not want to participate in investigation processes as witnesses, is a recurring problem for investigators with the police in Örebro. A problem that contributes to many disused investigations, despite the known existence of potential witnesses to the different crime events that involve youths. The purpose of this study is to analyze the causes that contribute to why adolescents in Örebro choose not to testify. A purpose fulfilled through semi-structured interviews with young people in the ages of 15 to 17 who have committed, or been involved in various crimes, and who have chosen not to inform the police about the incidents. 

In this particular study it has been shown that the main contributing factor to why young people in Örebro choose not to testify, is based on the norms that prevail in the groups to which these young people are involved. To inform outsiders of information that is considered confidential in the youth group, is by the group viewed as deviant behaviour, and therefore sanctioned by the stigmatization of those who have violated the group norms. A social sanction that leads to exclusion, caused by the deviant action known as ”snitching”.},
  author       = {Demirel, Mirabell},
  keyword      = {Youth groups,Snitches,Outsiders,Social control,Social bonds,Labeling,Normative deviance,Social sanctions,Neutralization},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Golare har inga polare” - En kvalitativ studie av orsaker till att ungdomar i Örebro inte vill vittna},
  year         = {2016},
}