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”Följer han inte reglerna så klipper du honom!” Unga mäns tankar kring våldsproblematiken i Malmö

Ramazan Ghambari, Atrin LU and Jugo, Amina LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The aim of this essay is to examine young men's stories and thoughts about the violence and
the street shootings that have been committed in Malmö in recent years. The stories and
thoughts are thus aimed to identify some forcings behind the violence in the city. By listening
to the young men's stories, the purpose is to portray norms and factors that contribute to
criminal activities among young men.
The method of the essay is mostly based on qualitative focus group interviews analyzed
in the essay using Robert Merton's theory of Strain, but is also discussed in relation to social
norms.
The result showed that most of the violence between young men in the city of Malmö,
takes place internally within different groups or between... (More)
The aim of this essay is to examine young men's stories and thoughts about the violence and
the street shootings that have been committed in Malmö in recent years. The stories and
thoughts are thus aimed to identify some forcings behind the violence in the city. By listening
to the young men's stories, the purpose is to portray norms and factors that contribute to
criminal activities among young men.
The method of the essay is mostly based on qualitative focus group interviews analyzed
in the essay using Robert Merton's theory of Strain, but is also discussed in relation to social
norms.
The result showed that most of the violence between young men in the city of Malmö,
takes place internally within different groups or between former friends. These conflicts
usually arise in connection with illegal drug dealing. The shootings and violence in the city
are many times a result of norms that are not obeyed in, for example, drug activities. There
were also norms about how friends, or as participants in the interviews described it,
“brothers”, should treat each other. Finally, poverty emerged as a factor that contributes to the
need for the young men to provide financial support. When society's established goals can not
be achieved with established resources because of poverty, the lack of education or
employment, the young men use alternative methods to reach them. (Less)
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author
Ramazan Ghambari, Atrin LU and Jugo, Amina LU
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organization
course
RÄSK02 20171
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Violence, Relationships, Future, Drugs, Environment
language
English
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8917442
date added to LUP
2017-06-20 16:14:36
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2017-06-20 16:14:36
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay is to examine young men's stories and thoughts about the violence and
the street shootings that have been committed in Malmö in recent years. The stories and
thoughts are thus aimed to identify some forcings behind the violence in the city. By listening
to the young men's stories, the purpose is to portray norms and factors that contribute to
criminal activities among young men.
The method of the essay is mostly based on qualitative focus group interviews analyzed
in the essay using Robert Merton's theory of Strain, but is also discussed in relation to social
norms.
The result showed that most of the violence between young men in the city of Malmö,
takes place internally within different groups or between former friends. These conflicts
usually arise in connection with illegal drug dealing. The shootings and violence in the city
are many times a result of norms that are not obeyed in, for example, drug activities. There
were also norms about how friends, or as participants in the interviews described it,
“brothers”, should treat each other. Finally, poverty emerged as a factor that contributes to the
need for the young men to provide financial support. When society's established goals can not
be achieved with established resources because of poverty, the lack of education or
employment, the young men use alternative methods to reach them.},
  author       = {Ramazan Ghambari, Atrin and Jugo, Amina},
  keyword      = {Violence,Relationships,Future,Drugs,Environment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Följer han inte reglerna så klipper du honom!” Unga mäns tankar kring våldsproblematiken i Malmö},
  year         = {2017},
}