Kriminalitet: En undersøgelse af lægmandopfattelsen af kriminalitet

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Tor Bastholm Larsen
4. semester, Psykologi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
In thesis I will explore the lay-representation crime, and what people really mean, when they speak about crime. An individual’s beliefs in relation to law-breaking is likely to affect the way they perceive not only crime but also moral and justice. Thought this thesis lay-representations of crime and crime related matters were investigated using focus group interviews. It turs out, that crime is perceived as a complex phenomenon, in which criminals are regarded as large, dangerous rocker types, who almost by nature are compelled to break the law, but also as suit-wearing lawbreakers. Whether or not crime is considered amoral is linked to whether or not the lawbreakers are stigmatized or conform to the norms of the society. Moral is however also dependent of the eye of the beholder, and changes though the interviews. All taken together, crime turns out to be a complex entity
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2015
Antal sider77
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