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Sexuellt våld: Som det beskrivs i den svenska pressen
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.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
The essay/thesis is partially on sustainable development according to the University's criteria
Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte var att undersöka pressens rapportering gällande sexuellt våld. Särskilt fokus lades på hur pressen beskrev könstillhörighet, etnicitet och rättsväsendet. Vi undersökte även pressens rapportering i relation till Nils Christies teori om ideala offer. Detta studerades genom en kritisk diskursanalys och i studien har vi analyserat 100 artiklar om sexuellt våld från fyra rikstäckande svenska tidningar under perioden 1 april 2009 till 1 april 2016. Analysen resulterade i att tre övergripande diskurser identifierades. Dessa diskurser valde vi att benämna gärningspersonen som kalkylerande och manipulativ, brottsoffrens utsatthet och rättsväsendets brister. Resultaten visade att såväl gärningspersoner som offer beskrevs stereotypt i största delen av materialet och att könstillhörighet ofta var centralt i dessa beskrivningar. Vi fann också att rättsväsendet ifrågasattes och ofta framställdes på ett negativt sätt. De viktigaste slutsatserna var att stereotypa framställningar, makt och nyhetsvärde var närvarande i pressens rapporteringar.

Abstract [en]

Title: Sexual violence – as described in the Swedish press

The purpose of this study was to examine the press coverage concerning sexual violence. Particular focus was placed upon the descriptions of gender, ethnicity and the justice system. Furthermore we did also examine the press coverage in relation to Nils Christies theory of ideal victims. This was examined by the use of critical discourse-analysis and in the study we analyzed 100 articles concerning sexual violence taken from four swedish nationwide issued magazines during a period dating from 1st of April 2009 until 1st of April 2016. The analysis resulted in the identification of three overall discourses which we chose to name the calculating and manipulative perpetrator, the vulnerable victim and judicial shortcomings. The results showed that both perpetrators and victims were described in a stereotypical way throughout most of the material and that gender often were a central part of these descriptions. We also found that the justice system were questioned and often portrayed in a negative way. The most important conclusions were that stereotypical portraying, power and newsworthiness were present in the press coverage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Media, sexual violence, social constructionism, critical discourse analysis, ideal victims
Keyword [sv]
Media, sexuellt våld, socialkonstruktionism, ideala offer, kritisk diskursanalys
National Category
Media Studies Law and Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22041DiVA: diva2:945223
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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