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Tjejers otrygghet - en klassfråga?: En studie av relationen mellan den faktiska utsattheten och upplevelsen av otrygghet hos unga tjejer.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the relationship between actual victimization and perceived fear of crime among young women aged 18-20 years. Previous studies shows that women are more afraid of becoming a victim of crime than men, even though studies shows that men are victims of crime to a greater extent than women. The purpose of this paper was to examine women’s fear of becoming a victim of crime from a class perspective. To investigate this, we interviewed 16 young women aged 18-20 years with both working class and middle class backgrounds. The interviews helped us understand how the women in each group discussed the fear and crime in society. To analyze the material we used Beverly Skeggs and Bronwyn Davies theories. Skeggs was used to analyze the significance of class differences among women while we used Davies to analyze how the socialization of female and male behavior has significance for the fear of crime. The result of the study showed that it was mainly women from the working class who felt fear of becoming a victim of crime while women from the middle class did not experience fear in the same way as working class women.

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Keyword [sv]
Tjejer, otrygghet, brott, klass, kön, normer.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35408OAI: diva2:727284
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Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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