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"Polisens larm: 50 gäng härjar i Stockholm": En kvalitativ textanalys av konstruktionen av kriminella nätverk
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Den här studien undersöker hur kriminella nätverk konstrueras i tidningen Aftonbladet med kvalitativ textanalys, för att därigenom förstå den diskursiva makt som reproduceras om kriminella nätverk. Det empiriska materialet består av 59 debatt- och nyhetsartiklar från Aftonbladet som analyseras utifrån diskursteori, gestaltningsteori samt avhumaniseringsteori. Resultatet visar att kriminella nätverk konstrueras som en homogen grupp, särskilda från andra medborgare. Särskiljandet skapar ett "vi och dem" där kriminella nätverk objektifieras och tillskrivs attribut såsom ständigt våldsamma och egna kulturella värderingar vilket kan förstås som ett sätt att avhumanisera dem. De konstrueras som strategiska i sina utföranden av kriminella handlingar, vilket är en anledning till det stora politiska engagemanget. Hur politiker och media gestaltar kriminella nätverk, genom de språkliga val som görs, innebär en makt att beskriva dem på vissa sätt vilket kan leda till reella konsekvenser. Vissa politiska åtgärder har därför varit mer aktuella än andra, såsom strängare rättspolitik, vilket ofta konstrueras som en lösning på denna typ av kriminalitet. 

Abstract [en]

This study examines how criminal gangs are constructed in the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet using qualitative text analysis, in order to understand the discursive power reproduced on criminal gangs. The empirical data consist of 59 debate and news articles from Aftonbladet. It is analyzed on the basis of discourse theory, framing theory and dehumanization theory. The result shows that criminal gangs are constructed as a homogeneous group, special from other citizens. The distinction creates an idea of "us and them" where criminal gangs are objectified and attributed to traits such as constantly violent and with their own cultural values which can be understood as a way of dehumanizing them. They are constructed as strategic in their execution of criminal acts, which is a reason for the great political commitment about them. The linguistic selections politicians and media choose about criminal gangs frame them in particular ways, therefore politicians and the media possess power to describe them in certain ways which can lead to real consequences. Some political actions, like strict law policies have been more highlighted. It is framed as a solution to this kind of criminality.

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2019. , p. 52
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39970OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-39970DiVA, id: diva2:1387277
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Sociologi
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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