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Ett "riktigt" våldtäktsoffer - En kvalitativ textanalys av hur kvinnliga sexualbrottsoffer porträtteras av svenska domstolar och media

Källström, Agnes LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines how female victims of sexual offense are portrayed by the Swedish juridical system and media. The study seeks to investigate which assumptions regarding the female sexuality, derived from societal attitudes, that are reflected in the verdicts and the media coverage. Three cases of sexual offence have been chosen to be examined based on level of media coverage induced by the legal assessment. Careful text analysis of the verdicts and medial articles concerning the verdicts, was carried out where assumptions regarding aspects of clothing, previous sexual experiences, inebriety and patterns of behaviour are researched. The analysis shows that assumptions concerning the female sexuality linked to sexual experiences,... (More)
This study examines how female victims of sexual offense are portrayed by the Swedish juridical system and media. The study seeks to investigate which assumptions regarding the female sexuality, derived from societal attitudes, that are reflected in the verdicts and the media coverage. Three cases of sexual offence have been chosen to be examined based on level of media coverage induced by the legal assessment. Careful text analysis of the verdicts and medial articles concerning the verdicts, was carried out where assumptions regarding aspects of clothing, previous sexual experiences, inebriety and patterns of behaviour are researched. The analysis shows that assumptions concerning the female sexuality linked to sexual experiences, inebriety and patterns of behaviour can be found in both the legal basis and the media coverage. Whereas aspects of clothing were not found in the legal basis and only vaguely in the articles. In conclusion can these assumptions be derived from societal attitudes regarding the female sexuality and has been created and reproduced through a performative process. Therefore, the juridical system and the media also contributes to this performative process that upholds assumptions regarding the female sexuality. (Less)
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Källström, Agnes LU
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STVK02 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Våldtäkt, sexualbrott, rättsväsendet, media
language
Swedish
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8976155
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2019-09-06 09:43:24
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  abstract     = {This study examines how female victims of sexual offense are portrayed by the Swedish juridical system and media. The study seeks to investigate which assumptions regarding the female sexuality, derived from societal attitudes, that are reflected in the verdicts and the media coverage. Three cases of sexual offence have been chosen to be examined based on level of media coverage induced by the legal assessment. Careful text analysis of the verdicts and medial articles concerning the verdicts, was carried out where assumptions regarding aspects of clothing, previous sexual experiences, inebriety and patterns of behaviour are researched. The analysis shows that assumptions concerning the female sexuality linked to sexual experiences, inebriety and patterns of behaviour can be found in both the legal basis and the media coverage. Whereas aspects of clothing were not found in the legal basis and only vaguely in the articles. In conclusion can these assumptions be derived from societal attitudes regarding the female sexuality and has been created and reproduced through a performative process. Therefore, the juridical system and the media also contributes to this performative process that upholds assumptions regarding the female sexuality.},
  author       = {Källström, Agnes},
  keyword      = {Våldtäkt,sexualbrott,rättsväsendet,media},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett "riktigt" våldtäktsoffer - En kvalitativ textanalys av hur kvinnliga sexualbrottsoffer porträtteras av svenska domstolar och media},
  year         = {2019},
}