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Rädd, kuvad och med lagom motstånd?: En kvalitativ studie gällande grov kvinnofridskränkning i svensk domstol
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fearful, Subdued and with a Touch of Resistance? : A Qualitative Study of the Constructions of the Plaintiff and Defendant in Court cases regarding Domestic Violence (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine constructions within the Swedish legal system of the plaintiff and the defendant in court cases involving domestic violence. Nils Christies theory of the ideal victim in addition with Strobls criterions was used as theoretical framework. The methodological approach of this study belongs to the critical linguistics. The analysis contained both freeing sentences and convictions during 2016 in Gothenburg's District Court. The result revealed that different types of constructions were present in the material, both regarding the plaintiff and the defendant. It is our belief that in the convicted cases the woman is being described as more fearful and subdued. The cases where the defendant was found guilty contained more vivid descriptions of the violence and the women’s fear. We could see that the plaintiffs response to the violence seemed to be of great importance. The less resistance the better. The analysis also revealed signs of variation in the court´s ruling between similar cases. This with regard to what extent the woman cooperated during the legal process.

Abstract [sv]

Den här studien hade som syfte att undersöka tingsrättens olika framställningar av målsägande och åtalade under rättsprocesser rörande grov kvinnofridskränkning. Som teoretisk ram användes Christies teori om det ideala offret, tillsammans med Strobls tilläggskriterier. Friande och fällande domar från Göteborgs tingsrätt från år 2016, rörande grov kvinnofridskränkning, analyserades med hjälp av kritisk lingvistik. Resultatet visade att det förekom olika konstruktioner av både målsägande och åtalad i materialet. I de fällande domarna framställdes målsäganden som betydligt mer rädd och kuvad i jämförelse med i de friande domarna. Rädslan hos målsäganden beskrevs överlag i ett mer målande språk i de fällande domarna. Målsägandens respons på våldet verkade också vara av vikt. Det framkom även stor variation i hur tingsrätten dömde i de fall där kvinnans medverkan under rättsprocessen inte var klanderfri. Med utgångspunkt i detta så kan rättssäkerheten ifrågasättas vid rättsfall rörande grov kvinnofridskränkning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
domestic violence, ideal victim, constructing the victim. rule of law
Keyword [sv]
Grov kvinnofridskränkning, ideala offer i rättsprocessen, konstruktioner i rättssystemet, mäns våld mot kvinnor, rättssäkerhet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24510OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24510DiVA: diva2:1115574
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2017-08-08 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2017-08-08Bibliographically approved

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