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Processen att lämna ett gäng och en del av sin identitet: En kvalitativ studie om före detta gängmedlemmars exitprocess och kontakten med myndigheterna
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The process of leaving a gang and part of one’s identity : A qualitative study about former gang members process of leaving a gang and their contact with authorities (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to understand how gang members desist from their gangs and which role authorities have in the process. More specifically the aim was to discover turning points and find out how the former gang members themselves look upon the contact with authorities, for example social services. This study was based on five interviews and two autobiographies with former gang members. The interviews took place in a organisation for former offenders in Sweden and the choice of autobiographies was based on the purpose of this study. As the results showed, the most common turning points was social bonds, fear of prison, disappointment and traumatic events or experiences. Authorities did not have any impact on the decision of leaving the gang. Former gang members also indicated that they had negative experiences with the authorities. Based on the results of this study suggestions for improvement have emerged. Authorities need to have experienced employees, knowledge about gang members, have a flexible work method and a positive approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Former gang members, dropouts, desistance, turning points, authorities
Keywords [sv]
öre detta gängmedlemmar, avhoppare, ta avstånd, vändpunkter, myndigheter
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75318OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75318DiVA, id: diva2:1215019
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Social Work
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Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved

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