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"Kvinnorna påstås ha blivit mer våldsamma och mer tjuvaktiga": en kvalitativ studie gällande medias konstruktion av kvinnlig brottslighet
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the structures of female crime in the media. The main issues were the constructions made by the media regarding female crime and how these structures can be understood from a gender perspective. Thesis empirical material consists of a selection of ten articles from the newspaper Dagens Nyheter from the period September to November 2015. The study can not be said to give an overall picture of the Swedish media, instead it is the researcher's interpretation outlined, which is one of the interpretations can be made.

Thesis theoretical approach has been from a social gender perspective meaning that gender can be seen as something socially constructed and that the notion of female crime is attributed to a certain meaning. While theories about media and its power to construct female crime is also used as a theoretical basis.

Overall, the paper deals with two different areas; constructions of women as criminal and constructions of women as victims. The results showed that there is a construction of female crime in the media. This design is very fragmented, that means that female crime is produced from a stereotypical image or antisocial image. The results have shown that the construction is done by the woman's crime in the media that is the basis of the media who has the power to choose what to publish and how it is described with words and phrases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Women’s crime, media, gender, femininity, social constructivism, crime development, Dagens Nyheter
Keyword [sv]
Kvinnors brottslighet, media, genus, femininitet, socialkonstruktivism, brottsutveckling, Dagens Nyheter
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29639OAI: diva2:908407
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-03-02 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-03-02Bibliographically approved

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