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"De öppnade portarna för mig och sa `hej då`": en kvalitativ studie om personers berättelser som frihetsberövande på grund av misstanke till ett brott och tiden efter frisläppningen.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
They opened the gates for me and said `goodbye´ : a qualitative study of people's stories of the time in custody for suspicion of a crime and the time after the release. (English)
Abstract [en]

Being detained means that a person loses their freedom and have limited contact with others. Police can on suspicion of a crime arrest a person, in order that the suspected person won´t be able to eliminate evidence. Being convicted of a crime and go to prison is terrible, but what about the experiences of being detained on suspicion of a crime you did not commit? Our purpose with the study is exploring stories of people who have been detained. It´s about their time as detainees to the time they got free from suspicions of the crime. We have done a qualitative study about the voice of those persons who got their freedom deprived. The study was conducted by telephone interviews with different people in Sweden. Eight interviews was conducted, two which were women and the rest men. All of those that got interviewed had different backgrounds and stories. Among the interviewees there was some who had been in a substance abuse or/and criminality period. All interviewed has been detained suspected for a crime but have later been released because the suspicions couldn´t be substantiated. The interviewees have been detained under various and different times, some under a longer time and others shorter. The results show that people who have been detained experienced time as locked up annoying and frustrating. It also indicates that there was not enough of support for the detainees neither during time while they were locked up or afterwards. Furthermore the survey’s results shows that there have been certain mental illness among some of the respondents because of the institution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
detained, arrested, custody, released, support
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10673OAI: diva2:631587
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme
2013-06-21, 16:18 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-21 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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