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  • 51.
    Lundqvist, Louise
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Svedjewik, Tove
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    ”Ser jag någonting i registren, då stoppar jag”: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om svenska polisens arbete med fordonsstopp2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine what experience Swedish police officers have of traffic stops and on which premises they decide to control a vehicle in traffic. Through semi structured interviews with five police officers, it appeared that they generally had difficulties in answering questions regarding their experience of traffic stops. The results indicate that these experiences seem to facilitate the work for the policemen, simultaneously the experiences appear to result in unwanted behaviour. Their experiences are that the work have developed through the years. Beyond delinquency, there seems to be no clear premises regarding decision making in traffic stops. Despite that the participants stated similar premises, among others; traffic violence, intelligence information and the feeling that something doesn't feel right. Associated with traffic stops the selection for decision making is done by general profiling and something that police officers refers to as building blocks. However, there were different opinions regarding what have formed their premises.

  • 52.
    Magnusson, Peter
    et al.
    Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University/Region Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden; Cardiology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kihlström, Gabriella
    Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University/Region Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden.
    Wallhagen, Marita
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Environmental Science.
    Rambaree, Komalsingh
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Life‐threatening peripartum cardiomyopathy — not expected when expecting2019In: Clinical Case Reports, E-ISSN 2050-0904, Vol. 7, no 6, p. 1127-1132Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Peripartum cardiomyopathy is challenging to diagnose as it mimics symptoms present in normal pregnancy. The clinical course and prognosis are various. In selected cases, a cardioverter implantable defibrillator with/without cardiac resynchronization therapy, mechanical ventricular assist device treatment, and transplantation is indicated.

  • 53.
    Ndure, Mariama
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    King, Lisa
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    A qualitative study exploring care leavers' transition experiences from care to independency2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore care leavers' experiences to independency after being discharged from public care. The study explored the services provided for young adults who have left public care and how they perceived the support provided for them during their transition and after. The study has also an interest on the care leavers' rights according to the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child. A qualitative study approach was used to collect data, due to the focus on the interpretation of the care leavers' experiences and to get in-depth information and descriptions about their experiences and perspectives. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four participants who have left care. Moreover, the findings show that the participants were disadvantaged in many areas during their transition and the support received were limited. From the findings, the care leavers were lacking stability, encouragement and both emotional and adequate practical support after being discharged from care.

  • 54.
    Olsén, Oscar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Plouda, Stéphanie
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Möjligheter och begränsningar inom arbetet med ekonomiskt bistånd: En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares handlingsutrymme2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to examine how social workers working with income support reasoned in their assessments and to examine how they perceived and applied their discretion. Five social workers were interviewed in a qualitative study, which also included two vignettes. Results showed that reasoning and assessments varied to some extent. The social workers described time, caseload and collaboration with other authorities as challenges, limiting their discretion. The results contradicted some previous research, as the social workers described positive aspects of organisational control mechanisms in relation to discretion. Generally they all felt rather free in the exercise of their profession. Differences in social workers reasoning were analysed and discussed. Some social workers applied a rather bureaucratic approach regarding clients, whilst others focused more on alliance building in their assessments. There seemed to be room to choose which approach to take depending on the social worker’s perception of the situation.

  • 55.
    Omo-Izobo, Freda
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Nwoko, Florence
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    A Qualitative Study of Emotional Labour among Domestic Violence Shelter Workers: Interviews with professional social workers2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore the emotional labour of domestic violence shelter workers. A qualitative approach was used and four professionals were interviewed. The interviewees described that they were expected to provide different types of services which include empowering their clients so that they can survive independently after leaving the shelter. The findings showed that the shelter workers hide or suppress different types of emotions, especially when they are frustrated or emotionally affected by the client's situation. According to the workers, they experienced stress as a consequence of the emotional labour, and they expressed that working in the field of domestic violence had made it difficult for them to trust men. Making a difference in the lives of the clients was described as a source of motivation and help them to cope with the negative aspects of the shelter work. Even though the findings cannot be generalised, the study provides comprehensive information about how emotional labour in this particular context can be perceived. The shelter workers described that the levels of satisfaction they get from helping clients resolve their problems were more significant than the negative consequences of emotional labour.

  • 56.
    Otieno, Adede
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Jimoh, Ayobami
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Geriatric Social Workers and Grieving Seniors: An exploratory study of the experiences of geriatric officers working with grieving elderly clients2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, the elderly population above the ages of 65 who can no longer cater for themselves can seek assistance from the social services in their municipalities. A case officer popularly known as biståndshandläggare in Sweden is usually assigned by the municipality to assist in planning, assessing and making decisions on the kind of services which best fits the elderly clients seeking assistance. This study investigated the experiences of geriatric case officers working with grieving elderly clients who are either in hospitals or in their private homes. A qualitative methodology was employed and, interviews were conducted with four geriatric case officers working within elderly care departments in social services around Mid-Sweden. The results were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings revealed that these geriatric case officers had insufficient knowledge on how to work with grief and loss. The results also showed that geriatric case officers had both positive and negative experiences when working with grieving elderly clients. To work in elderly care services, a social work degree or related education is a requirement.  

  • 57.
    Paulsson, Caroline
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Frälsningens makt: En kvalitativ studie om frälsningens inverkan på upphörande med brottslighet i Colombia2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to examine the importance of salvation in desistance from crimein a group of criminals, and what keeps them from turning back to crime. In order toanswer the study’s questions, semi-structured interviews were conducted with redeemedand non-redeemed prisoners and former prisoners in Colombia. Based on the interviews,a thematic analysis was made covering the underlying causes of crime, the reason forsalvation and the reason for not turning back to crime. All interviewees agreed thatsalvation became a turning point in their lives as they decided to change. Financial andsocial support in various forms and God is described by the interviewees as the reason fornot turning back to crime. In conclusion, it seems that a combination of God and materialthings are required for not turning back to crime, and that the interviewees made an activechoice to stop committing crimes.

  • 58.
    Perämäki, Natalie
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Sjölin, Maria
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Vuxnas upplevelser av att växa upp med föräldrar med alkoholmissbruk: En kvalitativ studie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to highlight the experiences of adult children of growing up with alcohol-abusive parents and how the social services were to any support under these circumstances. In the study four qualitative interviews were conducted with adults who grew up with parents with alcohol abuse and who had contact with the social services. The study's results were analyzed by Bronfenbrenner's development ecological model, childhood sociology concepts parentification, being and becoming and the concept stigmatization. The main results of the study, highlights that all interviewees were affected negatively by the parents' alcohol abuse. Most of the interviewees felt that they needed to take great responsibility at home and keep the alcohol abuse as a family secret. The results showed that all participants were displeased with the social services support, for example by not being treated at a child´s level. None of the families were offered family-oriented support.

  • 59.
    Rambaree, Komalsingh
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Sjöberg, Stefan
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Turunen, Päivi
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Ecosocial change and community resilience: the case of “Bönan” in glocal transition2019In: Journal of Community Practice, ISSN 1070-5422, E-ISSN 1543-3706Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article was to identify and discuss ecosocial changes and community resilience mechanisms in a coastal fishing community of Sweden – Bönan. Data were collected through eight semi-structured interviews and field observations. An abductive thematic analysis was used to analyze data and background literature. The findings showed that Bönan has been exposed to a combination of ecosocial changes that have transformed the community, and therefore required community resilience interventions. This article concludes that social workers need to take an active part in ecosocial work for enhancing community resilience.

  • 60.
    Rasidovic, Anela
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Hussein, Halimo
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Racial profiling: Personal experiences that people of color face in Sweden2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Racial profiling: Personal experiences that people of color face in Sweden 

    The purpose of this study is to explore the personal experiences of racial profiling that people of color face in Sweden. Racial profiling is a social issue in the world today and a much-disputed subject in the Swedish society. The study was conducted with qualitative interviews with four people of color in Sweden. The intersectionality perspective was used as an analytical tool to analyze the experiences people of color face with the help of social constructionism theory. The results showed that all four interviewees have experienced racial profiling in different settings in their lives. In addition, the study showed that the interviewees’ experiences of racial profiling differed depending on the interviewees’ identity attributes such as gender, race, and their religious affiliation affecting their vulnerability and experiences of racial profiling. The findings also show that the four informants have experienced and are vulnerable to everyday racism in Sweden due to the existing prejudices in the Swedish society.

  • 61.
    Rudh, Liselott
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Krigare, Eva-Catarina
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Insatser för unga lagöverträdare i Sverige: Vilka påverkande insatser används och varför?2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to find out if the influential arrangements that is given to convicted delinquents between 15-17 years old is practised because they have evidence or if it is based on other grounds. The research questions were answered with the help of a questionnaire and interviews. The questionnaire was sent to all 290 local authorities whereof 52 answered the questions. The result indicated difficulties to get information regarding which arrangements that is being used, the local authorities have various ways of working and the programs and/or routines they use make it hard to access statistics. The most common influential arrangements were programs made by the local authorities themselves, which brings difficulties with the evidence of treatment effects. Interviews were carried out with three persons from social services who work with delinquents. The results showed that the choices were made on the basis of guidelines if there were any available, otherwise out of a feeling or experience. The conclusion was that there often seems to be a consideration regarding the evidence of treatment effects when arrangements are chosen, but that the choice many times still occur based on other premisses.  

  • 62.
    Schelin, Malin
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Westberger, Caroline
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Döttrars upplevelse av uppväxten med en mamma med ätstörning: “Still, even as a little girl, I felt that I needed to protect her from the world; a world that had cracked her open and taken out her soul.”2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Title: Daughters experience of growing up with a mother with eating disorder

     

    Authors: Malin Schelin and Caroline Westberger

     

    Daughters risk negative identity development if they grow up with mothers with EA.

    Previous research shows how children of parents with mental illness easily are forgotten. This thesis investigates daughters experience of growing up with mothers with eating disorder (EA) and if and how their identity development got affected. A qualitative text analysis was carried out of six newspaper articles and nine chat posts from four chat forums. The articles and the posts were written from the daughters perspective. The result showed that the daughters felt forgotten. That they took an adult responsibility for themselves and their mothers, several of the daughters wished that they would have been given information of the mothers illness. The daughters emphasized a feeling of guilt and several of them have developed an EA. They describe that they handled their upbringing by increasing the distance to their mother, and by defining the mother's disease differently.

  • 63.
    Silvén Hagström, Anneli
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    “Why did he choose to die?”: A meaning-searching approach to parental suicide bereavement in youth2019In: Death Studies, ISSN 0748-1187, E-ISSN 1091-7683, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 113-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes from a narrative perspective how young people talk about their experience of parental suicide in different social contexts. The results show how these young grievers are preoccupied with the question of Why the parent committed suicide. Moreover, they tend primarily to interpret the suicide in line with stigmatizing discourses regarding Who is to blame, which has negative impacts on their identities. In contrast, a ?meaning-searching approach? seeks to answer the question of What caused the suicide and to identify a combination of internal vulnerabilities and external stressors. Professional interventions are recommended to foster the latter health promoting coping strategy.

  • 64.
    Silvén Hagström, Anneli
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Toft, Teolinda
    Clinical Psychology in Healthcare, Department of Children's and Women's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    "Together we are unbeatable": young sisters’ narration of a sibling’s cancer in personal blogs on the internet2019In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 14, no 1, article id 1586625Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Siblings of children and young people diagnosed with cancer are commonly reluctant to talk about their experiences due to the circumstances of the illness situation. This article aims to bring voice to experience and inform practice by investigating what and how three young sisters narrate about their illness experiences in personal blogs on the Internet.

    Methods: A narrative methodology for the analysis of life storytelling was applied primarily to investigate the sister?s coping strategies and support needs.

    Results: The results show how the sisters constructed their own space for narration, with the main aims of expressing their feelings about the illness and seeking social support. The telling of their experiences along with encouraging comments from a supportive audience enabled a change in position from feeling neglected and silenced to being a recognized agent and caring sister. In addition, through their narrative coping the sisters went from powerless to powerful in their position in relation to cancer.

    Conclusion: The results highlight the need for siblings to be able to narrate experience in a supportive context, where the processing of their relationship with the ill sister/brother should be understood as an important element of their coping with cancer and death.

  • 65.
    Simba, Danielle
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Rostek, Johanna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Preschool teachers approach in suspected cases of domestic violence2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Domestic violence is a public health and international problem. Previous research outlined the extensivity of the problem internationally and the missing approaches of professionals who work with young children. The study aims to explore the methods and routines used by preschool teachers in approaching suspected cases of domestic violence among preschool children in Sweden. The results show that there are only a few available methods and routines given by governmental agencies in guiding the preschool teachers to approach such cases. As an alternative, the preschool teachers themselves develop individual approaches like observation, documentation, and collaboration with different actors involved. The interviews were conducted with semi-structured interviews with four preschool teachers to give a deeper understanding of their knowledge about the topic and experiences with suspected cases of domestic violence and methods and routines. The normalization process theory (NPT) was used to highlight the complexity of modifying methods and routines for complex problems e.g. domestic violence. The method of deductive thematic analysis provided pre-determined themes connected to the theory and new themes emerged from the data during the analysis process.

  • 66.
    Sjöström, Anna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Orosanmälningar i förskolan: En intervjustudie om förskolepersonals perspektiv på orosanmälningar2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: Notifications of concern in preschool- An interview study on preschool teachers’ perspective of notifications of concern

    Author: Anna Sjöström

     

    Previous Research shows a shortage of notifications of concern to social services, especially from professionals who work directly with children. In this study, qualitative interviews were made on four preschool teachers to see their subjective view of vulnerable children, and their duty to report.

    The material obtained was then analyzed based on systems theory, labeling theory and the concepts of developmental psychopathology; risk- and protection-factors. The results show that the informants felt that the duty of notification was logical and important, but they sometimes thought that it was difficult to know the line between reporting or not, they found it difficult to see some of the signs of exposure and they wanted more education in the area. There were also some lack of collaboration with the social services, which they stated could be improved through more information about the work of the social services and a closer cooperation.

  • 67.
    Storø, Jan
    et al.
    Faculty of Social Sciences, OsloMet‐OsloMetropolitan University, Oslo, Norway.
    Sjöblom, Yvonne
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Höjer, Ingrid
    Department of Social Work, University ofGothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A comparison of state support for young people leaving care in Norway and Sweden: Differences within comparable welfare systems2019In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 393-399Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to account for and discuss support to young care leavers within the comparable welfare regimes of Norway and Sweden and to explore key differences between these 2 countries. This model implies that children and young people are included and entitled to support through being family members, not as independent actors in their own right. This makes young care leaver’s transition from care to adulthood problematic—as they often do not have access to family support, they may be positioned in a vacuum where they are clients neither entitled to support from the child welfare system nor supported by their families of origin. In Norway, legislators and policymakers have agreed that care leavers need particular attention and targeted support, whereas in Sweden, there has been no such agreement. However, the Norwegian system of giving leaving care services is not strong enough to provide transition support to all care leavers, even if the legislation gives stronger protection than in Sweden. The article discusses the need for targeted measures of support for a successful care-leaving process. 

  • 68.
    Ström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Jonsson, Maria
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Framgångsfaktorer till arbete för personer med Aspergers syndrom: En litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: Success factors towards employability for people with Aspberger’s syndromeThis literature review aimed to outline methods and supportive actions considered to besuccessful in aiding unemployed people with Asperger's syndrome to acquire andmaintain an employment. Twelve articles were chosen through systematic literaturesearch with focus on inclusion- and exclusion criteria based on the purpose of the review.The results were divided into themes and analysed through general systems theory andempowerment. Results show that people with Asperger's syndrome are in need of; workrelated tasks matched with their ability, a workplace with an understanding of thediagnoses, an adapted work environment, specialized employment support and supportfrom family or other closely related important factors to be able to maintain anemployment over time. Results states the importance of understanding and knowledgeabout Asperger's syndrome for support personnel and employers in order for bettercommunication between them to ensure long lasting employments.

  • 69.
    Trygged, Sven
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    A promised land or a paradise lost?: Contemporary challenges for the Swedish welfare state2019In: Inequalities and migration: Challenges for the Swedish welfare state / [ed] Sven Trygged & Erica Righard, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 1, p. 15-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Trygged, Sven
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Universal childrens' rights - conflicting norms in social-work practice2019In: Inequalities and migration: Challenges for the Swedish welfare state / [ed] Sven Trygged & Erica Righard, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 1, p. 71-87Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 71.
    Trygged, Sven
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Righard, EricaMalmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Inequalities and migration: Challenges for the Swedish welfare state2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is often pictured as a country with a strong welfare system and low levels of inequality. But it is also described as a country that has undergone fundamental restructurings of its welfare system since the 1990s, and with inequality gaps that are among the fastest growing in Europe. This development is strikingly visible among people with a migration background. The question is how this might be understood. Inequalities and migration set focus on ongoing developments and debates about the Swedish welfare system in relation to migration. It introduces the international reader to ongoing developments of inequalities and migration in Sweden in broad historical and international perspectives. The book also offers in-depth insights to how the dynamics of growing inequality unfolds in regard to a range of phenomena and areas of intervention, including the role of civil society. The selected case studies focus on inequalities and hierarchies with regard to both various forms of cross-border mobility and the increased diversification of Swedish society. The book fills a gap when it comes to English language course literature about contemporary debates regarding social policy and social work in relation to migration in Sweden. At the same time it is well suited for a broader range of readers, including policy makers and practitioners outside of Sweden.

  • 72.
    Vestling, Sofie
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Jansson, Rebecka
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Criminology.
    Tolkens prestation – en oviss destination?: En kvalitativ studie om förhörsledares upplevda rättssäkerhet i att använda tolk vid polisförhör2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether interrogators within the various police departments experienced legal certainty in using interpreter at interrogation. The material for the study was collected through six qualitative, semi-structured interviews with interrogators who had experience in interrogation where interpreter participated. The result was presented through a qualitative content analysis. Previous research within the current subject, communication theory and Merton's theory of strain formed the basis for the analysis of the interview material. The results showed that the experiences of the interviewees were that legal certainty is affected by police interrogations where an interpreter participates. Furthermore, we could deduce this into five different aspects. These were thematised to the interpreter's role in the interrogation context, the interpreter's way of attending, the interpretation of the interpreter, the lack of communication, and the background of the interpreter.

  • 73.
    Vilhelmsson, Linda
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    Faller, Amanda
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
    ”Tiggeri” i svensk press: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om hur media framställt tiggare i Sverige under 20142016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine how the Swedish press produced begging phenomenon in Sweden during the year of 2014. The used method was a qualitative content analysis using the theoretical perspectives, social constructionism and labeling theory. This study has covered 90 articles focused on begging phenomenon within the Swedish press.The main results in this study were that Swedish media often present the phenomenon of begging on the basis of ethnic group, the Roma. Due to a long history of discrimination they lack social and economic security both in Sweden and in the rest of the EU. The phenomenon of begging is presented as a result of organized crime and the given solution resolving begging is to ban it. Social knowledge about who the involved individuals are and why they beg is represented clearly in the press. We acknowledge that the results, based on theories and previous research, not always integrates and correspond with reality. The press often forgets to mention that this ethnic group has no safe and secure place to call "home".

  • 74.
    Yoo, Ulrika
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Att rädda en förövare: En intervjustudie om våld i nära relation och behandlingen av förövare2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Titel:” To Save a Perpetrator” 

    An interview study about domestic violence and the treatment of the perpetrator

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the treatments available to perpetrators of domestic violence. The study is based on qualitative interviews with four people who all work with perpetrators of domestic violence in some way. The result has been analyzed with the help of attachment theory, behaviorism, violence - dominance and masculinity. The results show that there are various forms of treatment for the perpetrators. According to the interviewees there is no follow-up on whether the efforts help. The interviewees also described that these treatments are all individually adapted to the perpetrator's needs and that there is a resistance among the perpetrators to be included in group treatments. In addition, the treatments were described as often related to volunteerism under some constraint. The lack of attachment and the complexity of the treatment are discussed.

  • 75.
    Zingmark, Mikael
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.
    Ensamhetseffekten: En litteraturstudie i hur känslan av ensamhet påverkar hälsan2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research shows that mental ill-health increases in society and the purpose of the study was to investigate what perceived loneliness means and how it affects the health of the individual. This was done by using the theories SOC (Sense of coherence), attachment theory and Cognitive theory in a literary study of 7 articles. The result shows that perceived loneliness increases the risk of ill health, both physical and mental, and that children and women are more vulnerable. Perceived loneliness in early age increases the risk of depression and suicidal thoughts and perceived loneliness in the elderly contributes to a reduced cognitive function and an increased risk of dementia. 

     

    Conclusion: perceived loneliness is part of the growing mental ill-health in society and the study highlights the importance of addressing the perceived sense of loneliness as early as possible, to avoid further negative health aspects for the individual.

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