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Bemötande inom socialtjänsten: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om socialtjänstens bemötande gentemot unga lagöverträdare
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Author: Nina Ekberg and Therese Ljung

Title - Within the social services approach: A qualitative interview study of the social services attitudes towards young offenders

Supervisor: Melker Labory

Assessor: Ulf Drugge

The purpose of this study was to see the social workers attitude towards young offenders and how this can affect the teenagers. The theoretical perspectives have been the theory of street-Level Bureaucracy, social constructivism and Stages of change. The material has been collected through qualitative semi-structured interviews and email-interviews with the social workers. The aim of this study was to examine if the social workers uses their theoretical experiences about their attitudes in their practical work and if their response can raise or reduce the young offenders motivation to change their behaviour. To collect information it was chosen that this study would only concentrate on the social workers opinions. This is to ensure the relevance of the social work practice. The social workers, who were chosen, were limited to those who in one way or another come in contact with the young offenders between the ages of 15-17 years, on a regular basis. The collected data was contrasted with the previous research and was analysed from the above perspectives. The authors of this study were interested to see the professionals’ thoughts and experiences on their theoretical and practical work, which both include the attitudes and their motivational work with the young offenders. The results show that the social workers have a great responsibility in strengthen the young offenders to discover their inner motivation so they can change their criminal behaviour.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Young offenders, social services, response, motivation, criminality
Keyword [sv]
Unga lagöverträdare, socialtjänsten, bemötande, motivation, kriminalitet
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29522OAI: diva2:654908
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-09 Last updated: 2013-10-17Bibliographically approved

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