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Från hopplöst kriminell till behandlingsbar: En diskursanalys om Kriminalvårdens ADHD-projekt.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From hopeless criminal to treatable: A discourse analysis of Probation ADHD projects (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to understand how ADHD medication designed as a suitable solution within the prison in terms of treatment. The study had a qualitative disposition and I have used a discourse analysis. My theoretical starting point was extracted from Foucault’s theory about power and knowledge and his discourse concept. The result shows how ADHD portrayed as a factor that is strong linked to crime and various forms of social marginalization. A further result is how the ADHD clients are constructed from untreatable to treatable and how the ADHD medication act as treatment and prevents recidivism. The results show this production of ADHD linked to crime, the ADHD clients as untreatable and the medications as a remarkable treatment method works together to make ADHD medication is a perfect solution to treat criminals and prevent crime.

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Keyword [en]
ADHD, criminology, discourse analysis, drug treatment
Keyword [sv]
ADHD, kriminologi, diskursanalys, läkemedelsbehandling
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52138OAI: diva2:920858
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-19 Last updated: 2016-04-29Bibliographically approved

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