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Konsten att gestalta kriminalitet - En diskursanalys av svensk medias gestaltning av organiserad brottslighet i Malmö

Jagarinac, Daniella LU (2020) STVK02 20201
Department of Political Science
Abstract
On the 26th of August 2019 Karolin Hakim was executed. Newspapers quickly established that she fell victim to the organized crime in Malmö. Later the same year, a fifteen-year-old boy died in a shooting outside a restaurant in the same city. These events contributed to the launching of multiple operations within the Swedish police department. The situation in Malmö led to significant news coverage, focusing on the organized crime and its consequences. This paper examines how Swedish newspapers frame organized crime in Malmö. This, by using framing theory and van Dijk’s critical discourse analysis on twelve news articles from the newspapers Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet. The result of the analysis indicates that the organized crime... (More)
On the 26th of August 2019 Karolin Hakim was executed. Newspapers quickly established that she fell victim to the organized crime in Malmö. Later the same year, a fifteen-year-old boy died in a shooting outside a restaurant in the same city. These events contributed to the launching of multiple operations within the Swedish police department. The situation in Malmö led to significant news coverage, focusing on the organized crime and its consequences. This paper examines how Swedish newspapers frame organized crime in Malmö. This, by using framing theory and van Dijk’s critical discourse analysis on twelve news articles from the newspapers Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet. The result of the analysis indicates that the organized crime violence is framed as alarming and recurring. The newspapers construct the organized crime victims as ‘normal’ and ‘young’ and perpetrators as ‘reckless’ and ‘careless’, thus presenting the two groups as homogenic. Furthermore, they only let certain actors, such as politicians and the police, comment on the situation and its problem solving. By showing how news media frames the organized crime as alarming and simplifying its actors and their acting, this paper demonstrates how the media frames organized crime in Malmö as well as chooses to highlight certain problem definitions and solutions. (Less)
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author
Jagarinac, Daniella LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kritisk diskursanalys, gängvåld, gängkriminalitet, organiserad kriminalitet, kriminella nätverk, van Dijk, gestaltningsteori, Malmö
language
Swedish
id
9026311
date added to LUP
2020-09-21 15:45:33
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2020-09-21 15:45:33
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  abstract     = {On the 26th of August 2019 Karolin Hakim was executed. Newspapers quickly established that she fell victim to the organized crime in Malmö. Later the same year, a fifteen-year-old boy died in a shooting outside a restaurant in the same city. These events contributed to the launching of multiple operations within the Swedish police department. The situation in Malmö led to significant news coverage, focusing on the organized crime and its consequences. This paper examines how Swedish newspapers frame organized crime in Malmö. This, by using framing theory and van Dijk’s critical discourse analysis on twelve news articles from the newspapers Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet. The result of the analysis indicates that the organized crime violence is framed as alarming and recurring. The newspapers construct the organized crime victims as ‘normal’ and ‘young’ and perpetrators as ‘reckless’ and ‘careless’, thus presenting the two groups as homogenic. Furthermore, they only let certain actors, such as politicians and the police, comment on the situation and its problem solving. By showing how news media frames the organized crime as alarming and simplifying its actors and their acting, this paper demonstrates how the media frames organized crime in Malmö as well as chooses to highlight certain problem definitions and solutions.},
  author       = {Jagarinac, Daniella},
  keyword      = {kritisk diskursanalys,gängvåld,gängkriminalitet,organiserad kriminalitet,kriminella nätverk,van Dijk,gestaltningsteori,Malmö},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konsten att gestalta kriminalitet - En diskursanalys av svensk medias gestaltning av organiserad brottslighet i Malmö},
  year         = {2020},
}