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”Frågor som avgörs med våld är aldrig avgjorda” / James Joyce: En intervjustudie med män som utövar våld; om påverkande processer till ingången av behandling mot könsrelaterat våld
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“A man's errors are his portals of discovery” /James Joyce : An interview with men who use violence, about power processes to the access of treatment against domestic violence (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the following essay has been to identify four men’s momentums of their volunteer access to treatment for their disruptive gender-based violence. The questions that have been asked in the entrance of this field have been divided into the following questions: (i) is it possible to identify the processes of change that leads to turning points into the interviewed men's treatment of violence, (ii) how do the interviewed men, themselves, reflect on their turning points into treatment, and (iii) are there other, implicit, interpretations and analyzes of men's access into treatment that I can discern in their stories? As a point of departure of the analysis one theoretical perspective has been used to explain and analyze men’s access to treatment, the sociological life course perspective, focusing on the concept of turning points.

The method to approach this field has been qualitative interviews with a life story oriented approach which means that, focus has been to let the four interviewed men describe their lives from early childhood to their adulthood and from their histories identify contingent processes to their access of treatment. The study resulted in a division of two parts, one part consisting the processes that have been identified by the men’s stories of present tense of violent outbursts. The second part consists of men’s own stories and interpretations of the processes that contributed to their access to treatment where I imposed that, the men were in treatment when the interviews were conducted.

In the first part, I discovered that the insight of a problematic behavior has occurred when another group of actors have become involved in a specific dispute arising or that the women in the relationship left them. A common expression of events seemed to be fear in different arenas; the fear of losing their partner or the fear of being alone, fear of that other people's views upon them would change, or that they would not be socially accepted. In the second part, it is consistently that the men problematizes blame and shame that they have suffered but this with the discursive understanding of the attributes of a man who batter, as they themselves, are internalized by the process of treatment that they undergo. The result of both parts was that the men seemed to need processes of opportunities for a win to avoid losses in their access to treatment. It took a win for the men, or at least that they have avoided any losses to come to the realization that there are opportunities and possibilities for them. The processes for men’s access to treatment that have been found have been a balance between risk and loss and the chance of possible gains and either the risk or chance can be ruled out. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Domestic violence, treatment, access, motivation, momentum, driving forces, processes, responsibility
Keyword [sv]
Behandling, könsrelaterat våld, ingång till behandling, motivation, påverkansprocesser, ansvarstagande, män i behandling, mäns våld mot kvinnor
National Category
Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-84913OAI: diva2:581895
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-10-24 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2014-10-24Bibliographically approved

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