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"De flesta som skjuter är unga män": En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av ungdomsbrottsligheten i svensk morgon- och kvällspress
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Most people who shoot are young men" : A quantitative content analysis of youth delinquency in Swedish broadsheet- and tabloid newspapers (English)
Abstract [en]

Youths in Sweden has through The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, which generate the official statistics of crime in Sweden, been studied as the group that is overrepresented in the statistics for suspicions of crime. Research have indicated that youth delinquency has been reported in the Swedish media since at least the 1950s and different aspect of the phenomenon has been given attention throughout the years and during different time spans. 

Therefore, this study is aimed to analyse how youth delinquency has been framed in the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet. These newspapers are nationally spread, and they have different characteristics similar to broadsheet and tabloid newspapers which can define how they portray the Swedish youths and delinquency. A total of 307 articles published during the 1st of January to the 31st of December in 2008 and in 2018 were examined with a quantitative content analysis. This is a method that is widely used within research that is aimed to examine differences over time and between different types of media.

The results of the study indicated that there are both similarities and differences between the newspapers. The newspapers aimed most of their attention towards violence and reported about most crime- and youth related articles as news. The study also showed that the framing of youth delinquency was different in 2008 and 2018. The most remarkable difference between the years was the number of articles describing and debating crime prevention in 2018, which could be due to that year having a general election. This was also most reported about in the tabloid press, which was one of the key differences between the tabloid- and broadsheet newspaper.

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2019. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
youth delinquency, broadsheet- and tabloid newspapers, massmedia
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-168008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-168008DiVA, id: diva2:1392625
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Programme in Media and Communication Studies
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Available from: 2020-02-10 Created: 2020-02-08 Last updated: 2020-02-10Bibliographically approved

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