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Kvinnors brottslighet och dess orsaker: En studie om framträdande riskfaktorer för kvinnor
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Criminology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Criminology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to identify the risk factors most prominent in women suspected of crimes. For this, a quantitative method was used in which data obtained from personal investigations carried out by the Swedish correctional facility, Kriminalvården, were compared to public statistics of the normal population. In addition, a research overview was made on the subject, where the presence of the selected investigative variables was controlled. The study also highlights the presence of multiple risk factors within the group of women suspected of crime. Most of the risk factors investigated had pronounced stronger outcomes in the group of suspected women, which were also found as strong predictors in the comparative research. The factors mental illness and family dysfunction were the most prominent risk factors in the review of previous research. In the statistical comparison between the group of women suspected for crime and the normal population, the factors mental health, alcohol presence and drug presence were the most prominent differentiated factors. Furthermore the study indicates that the presence of multiple risk factors is common. Based on this, it is possible to discuss how girls can be protected from vulnerability in society as well as how to handle treatment care for offending women.

English title: Women’s crime and its causes.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att identifiera de riskfaktorer vilka var mest framträdande hos kvinnor som misstänks för brott. För detta användes en kvantitativ metod där data inhämtat från Kriminalvårdens personutredningar jämfördes mot offentlig statistik av normalpopulationen. I tillägg till detta gjordes en forskningsöversikt på ämnet, där de utvalda undersökande variablernas förekomst kontrollerades för. Vidare belystes även närvaron av multipla riskfaktorer inom gruppen brottsmisstänkta kvinnor. Flertalet av de undersökta riskfaktorerna gav markant starkare utslag i gruppen för brottsmisstänkta kvinnor, vilka också återfanns som starka prediktorer den jämförda forskningen. Faktorerna psykisk ohälsa samt familjär dysfunktion var de mest framträdande riskfaktorerna i genomgången av tidigare forskning, medan psykisk ohälsa, förekomst av alkohol samt förekomst av narkotika var de faktorer som gav tydligast utslag i en statistisk jämförelse mot normalpopulationen. Studiens resultat tyder även på att förekomsten av multipla riskfaktorer är vanligt. Med utgångspunkt i detta kan diskuteras hur flickor kan skyddas från utsatthet i samhället samt hur brottsbelastade kvinnors behandlingsvård ska genomföras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 67
Keywords [en]
female crime, risk factor, socialist feminist criminology
Keywords [sv]
kvinnlig brottslighet, riskfaktor, socialistisk feministisk kriminologi
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27980DiVA, id: diva2:1251765
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved

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