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Socialtjänstens roll i arbetet med brottsoffer: En studie ur socialsekreterares perspektiv
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to explore the social services work with crime victims in Sweden, according to Chapter 5, § 11 of the Social Services Act. The study examined how social workers define the victim and assessing and prioritizing victims' needs. It has also been central to study how social workers interpret and understand the regulation of social services responsible for crime victims.

Qualitative interviews with 18 social workers is the basis for the study. The analysis of the social services work with victims based in the above-mentioned interviews. The interviews analyzed using the sociology of law theory. To illustrate how social workers define victims of crime have theories of crime victims been used in the analysis.

The study shows that a crime victim must be innocent, weak and suffering from the crime to be defined as crime victims by social secretaries. Social workers do, however, different priorities. Some are based on an assessment of each individual victims need help, while others believe that the specific target groups will be using social services. The study also indicates that the groups which mainly receive help in the social services are victims of violence women and children. Assistance to victims in the social services designed to adapt the groups exposed to violence against women and children, such as women’s shelters, counseling and financial help.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 57 p.
Keyword [sv]
Brottsoffer, socialtjänst, socialarbetare, kvinnor som utsatts för våld, idealiska offer, våld, barn som utsatts för våld
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40609OAI: diva2:324778
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-22 Created: 2010-06-16 Last updated: 2011-02-22Bibliographically approved

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