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Sociala insatsgrupper: en rättssociologisk studie om att bryta ungdomskriminalitet genom samverkan.

Anner, Elin LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of society’s ability to prevent juvenile delinquency through community intervention teams [sociala insatsgrupper]. Community intervention teams is a structured collaboration between primarily social services, police and schools that aims to prevent youth from developing a criminal lifestyle. The study focuses on the collaboration between social services and the police, and the main aim is to examine how social workers and police officers perceive that community intervention teams work as a crime prevention method. In order to answer the purpose, a qualitative method has been used in which five semi-structured interviews have been conducted with social workers and police officers. The... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of society’s ability to prevent juvenile delinquency through community intervention teams [sociala insatsgrupper]. Community intervention teams is a structured collaboration between primarily social services, police and schools that aims to prevent youth from developing a criminal lifestyle. The study focuses on the collaboration between social services and the police, and the main aim is to examine how social workers and police officers perceive that community intervention teams work as a crime prevention method. In order to answer the purpose, a qualitative method has been used in which five semi-structured interviews have been conducted with social workers and police officers. The interviews were analysed using social control theory, the term collaboration [samverkan] and earlier research. The results show that the informants have a positive attitude towards collaboration and that community intervention teams are perceived to have effects, even though they can’t be expected to fight crime or prevent relapse in crime. Furthermore, in order for community intervention teams to be successful, social workers and police officers need to be able to cooperate well and have an understanding of each other's professional roles and responsibilities. The results also show that it is difficult to evaluate community intervention teams and measure the effects. This shows that the collaborative form is in need of evaluation and further research. (Less)
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Anner, Elin LU
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RÄSK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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Police, Crime prevention, Community intervention teams, Collaboration, Social services
language
Swedish
id
8911171
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2017-06-13 13:51:05
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of society’s ability to prevent juvenile delinquency through community intervention teams [sociala insatsgrupper]. Community intervention teams is a structured collaboration between primarily social services, police and schools that aims to prevent youth from developing a criminal lifestyle. The study focuses on the collaboration between social services and the police, and the main aim is to examine how social workers and police officers perceive that community intervention teams work as a crime prevention method. In order to answer the purpose, a qualitative method has been used in which five semi-structured interviews have been conducted with social workers and police officers. The interviews were analysed using social control theory, the term collaboration [samverkan] and earlier research. The results show that the informants have a positive attitude towards collaboration and that community intervention teams are perceived to have effects, even though they can’t be expected to fight crime or prevent relapse in crime. Furthermore, in order for community intervention teams to be successful, social workers and police officers need to be able to cooperate well and have an understanding of each other's professional roles and responsibilities. The results also show that it is difficult to evaluate community intervention teams and measure the effects. This shows that the collaborative form is in need of evaluation and further research.},
  author       = {Anner, Elin},
  keyword      = {Police,Crime prevention,Community intervention teams,Collaboration,Social services},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sociala insatsgrupper: en rättssociologisk studie om att bryta ungdomskriminalitet genom samverkan.},
  year         = {2017},
}