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Omtanke eller misstanke?: En social nätverksanalys av organisering bland företag i assistansbranschen
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
2023 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Consideration or suspicion? : A social network analysis of organisation among companies in the assistance Industry (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studien syftade till att synliggöra eventuella samarbeten mellan företag i assistansbranschen, och mellan företag i assistansbranschen och andra företag, samt hur dessa eventuella samarbeten såg ut på branschnivå. Avsikten med arbetet var att få en djupare förståelse för hur organiserad brottslighet kan se ut när brottsligheten möjliggörs med företag som brottsverktyg. Arbetet baserades på registerdata från Inspektionen för vård och omsorg, gällande företag som fått sina tillstånd att bedriva personlig assistans återkallade, samt på information gällande dessa företags styrelser och verkliga huvudmän.

Metoden social nätverksanalys användes för att studera dessa samarbeten. Vidare gjordes en deskriptiv analys av assistansföretagens samarbeten på branschnivå. Resultaten visade en låg grad av samarbeten mellan de assistansföretag som fått sina tillstånd återkallande. Däremot var styrelseengagemang i andra företag vanligt förekommande bland företrädare för dessa, framförallt i andra assistansföretag, men också i företag som ägnar sig åt juridisk- och ekonomisk rådgivning. Baserat på teori och tidigare forskning fanns goda skäl att anta förekomst av branschöverskridande brottsliga samarbeten.

Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to highlight potential collaborations between companies in the assistance industry, and between companies in the assistance industry and other companies, as well as what these possible collaborations were like at the industry level. The purpose of the exercise was to gain a deeper understanding of what organised crime can look like when crime is facilitated by using companies as criminal tools. The research was based on register data from the Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate, concerning companies that have had their licences to provide personal assistance withdrawn, and on information concerning the management boards and actual directors of these companies.

The social network analysis method was used to study these collaborations. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis of the assistance companies' cooperation at the industry level was made. The results indicated a low degree of cooperation between the assistance companies that had their licences withdrawn. However, board involvement in other companies was common among representatives of these companies, especially in other assistance companies, but also in companies that provide legal and financial advice. Based on theory and previous research, there were good reasons to assume the existence of cross-industry criminal co-operation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023. , p. 55
Keywords [en]
Economic crime, organised crime, organised economic crime, assistance companies, social network analysis
Keywords [sv]
Ekonomisk brottslighet, organiserad brottslighet, organiserad ekonomisk brottslighet, assistansföretag, social nätverksanalys
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-42519OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-42519DiVA, id: diva2:1775508
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2023-06-27 Created: 2023-06-27 Last updated: 2023-06-27Bibliographically approved

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