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Dömda till arbetslöshet?: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om arbetsgivares föreställningar om fängelsedömda
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.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sentenced to unemployment? : A qualitative interview study on employers' perceptions of prisoners (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att studera föreställningar om fängelsedömda hos arbetsgivare samt vilka faktorer som upplevdes påverka anställningsbarheten. Genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex arbetsgivare fann vi att fängelsedömda primärt beskrevs utifrån två kategorier; de anställningsbara och de icke anställningsbara. De faktorer som påverkar anställningsbarheten handlade främst om vilken brottstyp som föranlett fängelsedomen och de risker som upplevdes medfölja denna brottstyp. För att gardera sig mot dessa risker ansågs belastningsregistret vara ett värdefullt verktyg. Samtidigt framhävdes att utdrag ur belastningsregistret kan innebära svårigheter för fängelsedömda att återanpassas till samhället. Det som dock påverkade anställningsbarheten i störst utsträckning var huruvida arbetsgivarna upplevde att de fick en god uppfattning om och kände förtroende för individen. Vidare framkom att föreställningar om kvinnor i fängelse skiljer sig från generella föreställningar om fängelsedömda (i huvudsak män). Detta berodde på att kvinnor i fängelse i mycket högre utsträckning sågs som offer snarare än förövare.

Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine employers’ perceptions of prisoners and the factors that were perceived to affect employability. Using semistructured interviews with six employers we found that prisoners were primarily described through one of the two following categories; the employable and the non-employable. The factors affecting employability concerned the type of offense that had led to the prison sentence and the risks that were perceived to accompany this type of offense. To handle these risks, access to criminal history records was considered a valuable tool. At the same time, it was emphasized that easily accessible criminal history records may cause difficulties for ex-prisoners to readapt into society. However, what affected the employability the most was whether or not employers had confidence in the individual and if the person had made a good impression. Furthermore, it emerged that perceptions of women in prison differ from the perceptions about prisoners (mainly men). This was because women in prison were seen as victims rather than perpetrators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Prisoners, employer, perceptions, employability, interviews
Keyword [sv]
Fängelsedömda, arbetsgivare, föreställningar, anställningsbarhet, intervjuer
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24983OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24983DiVA: diva2:1134449
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-19 Last updated: 2017-08-22Bibliographically approved

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