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En jämförande studie om identitetsskapandet, sociala band och självkänsla hos brottsoffer och f.d. kriminella
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A comparative study of identity creation, social connections and self-esteem of victims and former criminals (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie avser att jämföra brottsoffer och f.d. kriminellas upplevelser av hur individens identitet har formats. Undersökningen bygger på kvalitativa intervjuer med tio informanter som söker besvara frågan om hur individerna upplever att deras sociala band och självkänsla har förändrats av att vara kriminell respektive brottsoffer. Dessa frågor besvaras med de teoretiska utgångspunkter som valts där fokus ligger på Jenkins sociala identitetsteori. Vidare används Scheffs teori om sociala band som är associerad med känslor av skam och stolthet, samt Johnsons teori om självkänsla används som reglerar individens välmående. I resultatet framgår markanta skillnader mellan brottsoffer och f.d. kriminellas upplevelser av brott.  Den sociala omgivningen anses ha en betydande roll för deras olika upplevelser men framförallt för individernas identitetsskapande. Det kan även konstateras att sociala band utgör en viktig faktor för individens välbefinnande och har en inverkan på individens självkänsla.

Abstract [en]

This study intends to compare victims' and the former criminal’s experiences of how the individual's identity has been shaped. The study is based on qualitative interviews with ten informants and intends to answer the question of how individuals perceive that their social ties and self-esteem has changed from being a criminal and victim. These questions are answered with the selected theoretical starting points that focus on Jenkins social identity theory. Further, Scheff's theory of social ties that are associated with feelings of shame and pride, even Johnson's theory of self-esteem is used that regulate the individual's well-being. The results show obvious differences between the victims' and former criminals experiences of crime. The social environment is considered to have a significant role in their different experiences and has particularly an impact on the individuals' identity. It may even be noted that the social ties are an important factor in an individual's well-being and has an impact on the individual's self-esteem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Former criminals, victims, identity, social ties, self-esteem
Keyword [sv]
Före detta kriminella, brottsoffer, identitet, sociala band, självkänsla
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Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-28330DiVA: diva2:814035
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Social Psychology
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Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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