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Samhällstjänst: Frivårdsinspektörernas resonemang om verkställandet av samhällstjänst

Andersson, Magnus LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of the study is to examine how probation officers reason about the execution of community service. The material used in this study consist of interviews conducted with highly experienced probation officers. The material was analyzed with a qualitative analysis method. The account theory in combination with the concept of discretion are the theories used. The result indicate that the respondents perceive the law as problematic due to multiple reasons. For instance community service is considered to lack punitative aspects which in turn means that the punishment is disproportionate to the committed crime. The conclusion of this study is that the probation officers, who find community service problematic, use their discretion to... (More)
The purpose of the study is to examine how probation officers reason about the execution of community service. The material used in this study consist of interviews conducted with highly experienced probation officers. The material was analyzed with a qualitative analysis method. The account theory in combination with the concept of discretion are the theories used. The result indicate that the respondents perceive the law as problematic due to multiple reasons. For instance community service is considered to lack punitative aspects which in turn means that the punishment is disproportionate to the committed crime. The conclusion of this study is that the probation officers, who find community service problematic, use their discretion to compensate for the problem or cooperate with other organisations in an attempt to improve the situation. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Magnus LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Probation officer, community service, court, credibility, legitimacy, discretion, accounts
language
Swedish
id
8904757
date added to LUP
2017-03-20 17:09:57
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2017-03-20 17:09:57
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the study is to examine how probation officers reason about the execution of community service. The material used in this study consist of interviews conducted with highly experienced probation officers. The material was analyzed with a qualitative analysis method. The account theory in combination with the concept of discretion are the theories used. The result indicate that the respondents perceive the law as problematic due to multiple reasons. For instance community service is considered to lack punitative aspects which in turn means that the punishment is disproportionate to the committed crime. The conclusion of this study is that the probation officers, who find community service problematic, use their discretion to compensate for the problem or cooperate with other organisations in an attempt to improve the situation.},
  author       = {Andersson, Magnus},
  keyword      = {Probation officer,community service,court,credibility,legitimacy,discretion,accounts},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Samhällstjänst: Frivårdsinspektörernas resonemang om verkställandet av samhällstjänst},
  year         = {2017},
}