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Ung och kriminell: Med det sociala kapitalet som insats
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Young criminal : With the social capital at stake (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie har varit att undersöka varför en del ungdomar begår brott och vilka faktorer som kan ligga bakom. Genom att använda en kvalitativ metod i form av intervjuer med sex unga män med en tidigare kriminell bakgrund har vi försökt få svar på studiens syfte och frågeställningar. Intervjufrågorna har strukturerats in i olika delteman baserade på våra teoretiska utgångspunkter då vi velat fånga respondenternas livshistorier under deras kriminella karriär. Med utgångspunkt från Erving Goffmans (2011) teori om Stigma och teorier om det sociala kapitalets mörka sida har vi analyserat vårt empiriska material. Resultatet visar på hur strukturella och individuella faktorer såsom otrygga hemförhållanden, stigmatisering i skolan och umgänge med andra kriminella inom ett nätverk kan ha en inverkan på en ungdoms brottslighet. I vår slutdiskussion redogör vi för den effekt det kriminella nätverket hade på de unga männens sociala kapital och vilken hjälp de har fått eller inte fått från samhällets representanter.

Abstract [en]

The essay is based on an examination of the individual- and structure-based perspectives that have been the reason why some young people choose to commit crimes and continue to maintain a criminal behavior during adolescence. The study is based on a qualitative study by interviewing six young men with criminal pasts. The aim was to gain insight into these young men's life-stories to understand what made them commit crimes and what sustained them in a life of crime. As authors, we were able to create a greater understanding, based on their life-stories and experiences, of their criminal behavior by the theoretical aspects such as the dark side of social capital and stigma. The results demonstrate how individual- and structure-based factors such as unstable family relationships, stigmatism at school and associations with other criminals can have an impact on young people’s tendency to commit crimes. In our final discussion, we describe how the criminal network impacted on these young men’s social capital and what help they received, or did not receive, by representatives of society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19101DiVA: diva2:627450
Subject / course
Social Work
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2013-06-12 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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