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Ungdomars attityder till brott i samband med upplopp: En kvantitativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine young peoples’ attitudes towards crimes related to riots. It also examines if there’s a difference in attitudes to different crimes and if there is a connection between these attitudes and friends experience of crime, gender, socioeconomic position or residential area. There is a lack of research in this area, most of the studies on riots focus on the reasons and driving forces leading to riots. The method used is quantitative. We collected surveys in upper secondary schools, both in riot affected areas and others. The result shows that there is a marginal more positive attitude to crimes related to riots than crimes in general. Boys have committed more crimes than girls, and also have a more accepting attitude to crime. It’s more accepted to use violence against the police than rescue personnel and other people. It’s also more accepted to use violence against polices than to vandalize. Young people living in areas affected by riots have the most accepting attitude to violence against polices. There is a clear correlation between young people who commit crime and their friends also committing crimes. Young people who often socialize in groups have a greater tendency to commit crimes. 

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2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
adolecents, attitudes, riots, crime
Keyword [sv]
ungdomar, attityder, upplopp, brott
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100962OAI: diva2:698035
Available from: 2014-03-03 Created: 2014-02-19 Last updated: 2014-03-03Bibliographically approved

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