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Ungdomstjänstens betydelse för en förändring av ungdomars attityder till brottsligt beteende
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay investigates juvenile offenders experiences of the sanction ”ungdomstjänst” and how it may change attitudes towards committing criminal acts. The essay introduces qualitative interviews with four juvenile offenders, which have all executed ”ungdomstjänst”. The juveniles experiences of features that can be a part of the attitude change have been analyzed with a model of the motivation process, called ”Fyra F”, and four elements of persuading, which can affect an attitude change. The result shows that the juveniles experience ”ungdomstjänst” as punishing in varying degree, dependent of the different parts of the sanction. Positive experiences of the sanction include that it gives them an opportunity to see things from a different perspective as well as help to get out on the employment market. The analyze shows that ”ungdomstjänst” contain several aspects of the above model and elements which can affect the juveniles attitude to committing crimes. It also appears certain aspects which could be improved by professionals within “ungdomstjänst” in order to increase the number of opportunities to affect the different types of juvenile offenders that they encounter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Juvenile offenders, ”ungdomstjänst”, experiences, qualitative interviews, attitude
Keyword [sv]
Unga lagöverträdare, ungdomstjänst, upplevelser, kvalitativa intervjuer
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40062OAI: diva2:322448
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-08-17 Created: 2010-06-07 Last updated: 2010-08-17Bibliographically approved

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