Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Svårigheten med att bryta mönster: En kvalitativ studie om före detta kriminellas livsstilsförändring
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Difficulty of breaking patterns : A qualitative study of former criminal’s lifestyle change (English)
Abstract [en]

Our study is about how individuals leave their old lifestyle of criminals to be con-criminals. Which results in this question – How can we understand the process which entails to a successful lifestyle change? To get a deeper understanding about the turn-out of the process have we been taking help by four theories, Hirschi, Tilly, Granovetter and Ebaugh. Hirschi’s theory answer the following question “Why don’t people break the law?” This question answers which factors that separates criminals and non-criminals from each other. Tilly’s theory is formed to answer the inequalities origin, development and how it’s constantly reproducing itself. Through this we get an understanding of why it’s difficult to leave a network and through that, we understand which mechanisms binds an individual to a network. By knowing this we can revaluate the knowledge and therefore answer the question which mechanisms are necessary in the network of binding the individual. Granovetter’s network-theory explains how the social relationships may have an impact on the results of the lifestyle change. Ebaugh’s stage-theory about role exit explains how a process against a changed lifestyle seems. The result that we have concluded, through collected empiricism from 10 con-criminals, have different components from mainly the three latter theories. We have been taking help of Hirschi’s theory to understand Granovetter’s network-theory, regarding how a tie develops to a stronger tie. The results that appeared after the interviews from our informants from KRIS (Kriminellas Revansch I Samhället), were that their lifestyle change emerged as a result after an episode in their life made them doubt their own life-situation and lifestyle. Those events were often connected to bad health or to relationships that didn’t have the same value as the previous ones. These events contribute that the individual starts to doubt and search for alternatives paths. To our informants have KRIS been the alternative path and through combining Tilly’sand Granovetter’s theories, we can be able to understand why and how our informants are successful with their lifestyle change. Thanks to our interviews with our informants we can find common factors, even if they came from different contexts, and through components from the different theories we can create us an analysis model that explains a successful lifestyle change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 73 p.
Keyword [sv]
Livsstilsförändring, Kriminella, KRIS, Före detta kriminella
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62460DiVA: diva2:1088700
Subject / course
Sociologi
Educational program
Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-04-13 Created: 2017-04-13 Last updated: 2017-04-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(942 kB)37 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 942 kBChecksum SHA-512
3bce6f001b130f8fa7c2278a7f614f3aff6ba5f003586e65814ac8d03454873365a68d6a4072f5f6684fc85fdb3beec4cbaac3e7765f0b19b97af36877a975ec
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Chahrour, LajalFriberg, Jessica
By organisation
Department of Social Studies
Social SciencesSociologySociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 37 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 213 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf