”…från att vara ett föremål av guld till en ’rostig metallbit’.”: en rättssociologisk studie, med en diskursanalytisk metod, av domar med hederskontext
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper discusses honour related crimes and the judicial process within the legal system in a Swedish context. The empirical base of the study is four cases, with an honour background, and we have used discourse analysis as our method. We have developed four tools for analysing the sentences with which we observed aspects such as; language, the roles of victim and perpetrator that the involved can undertake, the different identities that the sentence might create and finally how the stories change when they enter the legal context. We connect our results to our theoretic backgrounds such as Kolfjord who discusses the legalization of conflicts, the holistic and individual perspective, the legal system as a theoretic background and finally the UN:s definition of honour crimes. These four theoretic perspectives have helped analyse the empiric base. The study reveals that the courts handle cases of honour without discussing that fact. It emerges aspects from the stories that are specific for honour crimes. The courts show a difficulty when handling cases with an honour background, there is a conflict between the group norms and the individualistic perspective. The courts describe honour in the empirical material despite the fact that honour has no legal grounds in the Swedish laws.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 42 p.
Discourse analysis, Sociology of law, Honour, Honour crimes, Honour related crimes, Honour killings, Patriarchal structures, Culture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-7290DiVA: diva2:198000