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Ungdomstjänst - fågel, fisk eller mittemellan?: -Ungdomars och företrädares upplevelser av ungdomstjänst i Kalmar kommun
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze youth community service in the Kalmar municipality. Our focus was on juvenile offenders and predecessor of public authorities. The juvenile offenders in our study have completed youth community service. A qualitative study was undertaken which include seven interviews. Our empirical data were compared and analyzed with previous research data. This was used in combination with two theoretical perspectives relevant to this study’s purpose and questions. Results of our empirical data showed that the experience of youth community service was an appropriate/good penalty method.  Even though the juveniles viewed it as an appropriate/good method, they did not consider it an effective method to prevent them from committing additional crimes. The study also showed that the adolescents’ viewed the experience very differently when the treatment came from the predecessors of public authorities. The juveniles in the study thought the police had a bad attitude but considered the social service to be very helpful and active listeners. The predecessors of public authorities thought the cooperation between them to be good and important. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Juvenile Delinquency, juvenile offenders, penalty, experience, attitudes, perceptions
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13311OAI: diva2:428456
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-07-05 Created: 2011-06-30 Last updated: 2011-07-05Bibliographically approved

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