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Inför frigivningen: Livssituationen inför frigivningen och egenbedömning av framtida återfall.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

The aim of the present study was to enlighten the criminal career, focusing on factors of importance for quitting an ongoing severe criminal career. One hundred male recidivists, aged 30-38 years and incarcerated in prisons in the region of Stockholm, Sweden, were studied. The subjects were interviewed regarding life-situation factors, e.g., criminality and addiction, quality of social networks, lodging situation, economic status, work and leisure-time. Inclusion criteria for participating in the study were that the subject had at least three prior convictions to prison and at least a total of one year of prison served. In a follow-up three years after the release from prison, registered criminal activity was obtained and used in yielding four recidivism groups. These groups were then studied regarding differences in the collected life-situation factors. The results indicated significant differences within certain areas between those who kept out of conviction and those who showed severe recidivism during the three year period studied. The subjects free of convictions displayed better quality in relationships and lodging, they also differed in their evaluation of addiction and the criminal life-style. The results are discussed with a focus on the necessity to quit drug-related social contacts and the overall complexity of the interactional process of giving up crime.

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Kriminalvårdsstyrelsen, Norrköping , 2005.
, 17
Keyword [en]
criminality, quality of life, follow-up study
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13801OAI: diva2:180321
Available from: 2008-05-05 Created: 2008-05-05Bibliographically approved

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