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"Crime Strikes Again..."
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The researcher’s interest regarding criminality has increased and there were many studies focusing on what may influence an individual to commit crime. There were even articles stating that family bonds have the strongest impact in influencing a child when it comes to developing future criminal behavior.  In this qualitative study the stories are told by real individuals who have shared their experiences from childhood and adolescence to help identify the insecurities that made them commit a crime.  Setting existing theories aside, the study showed that it was not the structural background that mostly impacted future criminal behavior but the individual background factors weighted the most. Individuals seemed to be more impacted by factors such as thrill seeking or bad economy.  This study reflects the individual’s real stories and all included information is believed to be genuine.

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future criminal behavior, childhood, family structure, school structure, peers/schoolmate and individuals background.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42885OAI: diva2:351893
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-09-16 Created: 2010-09-16 Last updated: 2010-09-16Bibliographically approved

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