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Fina och fula brott: en intervjustudie om intagnas hierarkier på anstalt i ett genusperspektiv
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay deals with hierarchies that occurs between inmates in prison. It deals with a theory that these hierarchies, when seen through a gender perspective, can be understood as a hierarchy where you are valued based on traditional male characteristics. Empirically, the paper consists of interviews with five inmates, or former inmates, who during a period in his life, has served a prison sentence at a closed institution. Based on the informants' statements, conclusions are drawn about which properties are valued low in the hierarchy. This becomes clear when the informants speak humiliating about sexually deviant groups, snitches, or sex offenders. Those who are highly valued are those who have committed acts of violence and express a violent attitude, and other traditionally male characteristics. Hierarchy occurs much because of the frustration and powerlessness the inmates are experiencing and their need to dominate each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
hierarchy, treatment of offenders, prison, criminality, inmates, masculinity, gender perspective, violence
Keyword [sv]
hierarki, kriminalvård, fängelse, kriminalitet, intagna, manlighet, genusperspektiv, våld
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64688ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--10/05-SEOAI: diva2:393925
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (D-level)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-09-01 Created: 2011-02-01 Last updated: 2011-09-01Bibliographically approved

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