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Norra Botkyrkas undre värld: En inblick i antihjältarnas vardag
Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study was to describe and analyse the daily activities of a criminal group in a southern suburb of Stockholm, Norra Botkyrka, and their attitude to drugs, the police, crimes in general, accomplices and their plans for the future. The study is a combination of different qualitative methods that is built on unobtrusive methods and interviews that was carried out during winter in 2006 and spring in 2007 and six interviews. My interest to carry out this study was grounded on my several years of experience as a prison and probation officer in the prison. I chose to “live” with a group of criminals and participated in some of their social activities.

The respondents that I chose to call “anti-heroes” proudly tell me about their criminal lifestyle that characterizes of violence, drugs, crimes and conflict where this people show no regret. The readers of this study will be able to do an insight into the criminals’ daily activities. I choose to describe the respondents tough and “tragically” growth and their attitude to the drugs, conflicts, the police, accomplices, women, future and their spot in society. The results of this study will show that the majority of the respondents had a bad growth and comes from torn families, where the most of them began early with drugs and crimes. The organisation of the gang gives a shifting view from what appears to be an organised and structured gang to a disorderly gang with a lot of conflicts. The respondents are so hardly anchored to their criminal lifestyle that an adjustment to normal life, for the majority of them, is next to impossible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
crime, drugs, gang, criminality, police, suburb, gambling, conflicts, violence
Keywords [sv]
brott, droger, gäng, kriminalitet, polisen, förort, spel, konflikter, våld
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3360OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3360DiVA, id: diva2:313989
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-04-27 Created: 2010-04-27 Last updated: 2010-04-27Bibliographically approved

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