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Från kriminalitet till hederlighet: Att förstå vägarna ut ur den kriminella livsstilen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Transitions to a crime free life : Understanding pathways out of crime (English)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify and interpret former criminal delinquents experiences of what internal, social and structual factors are contingent on the process of change in offending. Method: A qualitative method was used with a hermeneutic approach. A qualitative inquiry was conducted through three semi-structured life story interviews with former criminal delinquents working on an organization that specifically strives to help delinquents to desist from crime.  The mode of analysis utilized in this study was the concept of turning points and a life course perspective which are useful tools in understanding the crucial parts of the processes and factors in the desistance process. Results: The results identified twelve sub-interpretations which were distilled into three over-arching interpretations which lead to the following singular conceptual interpretation: Creating preconditions to promote reintegration and readaptation to society is viewed as important to successfully desist from crime, which, in turn, depends on three sets of factors: cognitive transformation, individual’s social environment and structural/external factors which are interdependent on each other. Future research areas are suggested.

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2019. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Desistance, offending, turning points, life course perspective, life story interviews, human agency, hermenuetic approach
Keywords [sv]
Upphöra, kriminalitet, vändpunkter, livsloppsperspektivet, livshistorieintervjuer, agens, hermeneutik
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-174722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-174722DiVA, id: diva2:1359307
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Available from: 2019-12-05 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved

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