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ATTITYDER TILL BESTRAFFNING BLAND STUDENTER I KRIMINOLOGI, JURIDIK OCH SOCIALT ARBETE: Relationen till rädsla för brott, kön och attributionsstil
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka skillnader i svenskastudenters attityd till bestraffning utifrån faktorer såsomutbildningsområde, rädsla för brott, könsskillnader samt attributionsstil. Dessutom undersöktes den potentiella interaktionen mellan kön och rädsla för brott. En tvärsnittsundersökning genomfördes och besvarades av 280 deltagare, varav 79 män och 201 kvinnor. Utav dessa var 79 kriminologistudenter, 133 juridikstudenteroch 96 studenter i socialt arbete. Resultaten visade en skillnad mellan dessa tre grupper, där kriminologistudenter hade en mildare attityd till bestraffning än studenter i juridik- och socialt arbete. Vidare visade resultaten på att kvinnor och individer som hade en hög rädsla för brott även har en mer positiv attityd till bestraffning. Däremot fann studien ingen interaktion mellan kön och rädsla för brott. Vidare var endast kausalitetslokus relaterad till attityd till bestraffning. Sammanfattningsvis visar detta på att individers perception av brottoch brottslingar kan ha signifikant effekt på deras attityder till hur bestraffning ska användas i relation till brottslighet. Slutligen rekommenderas vidare forskning inom ämnet för att få mer kunskapom hur attityder till bestraffning formas.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine difference in attitudes towards punishment among Swedish students on factors such as, field of study,fear of crime, gender and attributional style. The potential interactionbetween gender and fear of crime was also explored. A cross sectionalsurvey was answered by 280 participants, consisting of 79 men and201 women. The sample consisted of 79 criminology students, 133law students, and 96 social work students. The results showed adifference between the three groups of students, with criminologystudents being slightly less punitive compared to law- and social workstudents. Results further showed that women and individuals with ahigher degree fear of crime tend to have more positive attitudestowards punishment. However, no interaction was found betweengender and fear of crime. Lastly, only locus of causality was related tomore punitive attitudes. In conclusion, individuals’ perception ofcrime and criminals can have a significant effect on their attitudes onhow punishment should be used in response to crime. Future researchis needed to further deepen our knowledge of how punitive attitudesare formed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
attitudes toward punishment, fear of crime, gender differences, attribution theory.
Keywords [sv]
attityder till bestraffning, rädsla för brott, könsskillnader, attributionsteori.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72451DiVA, id: diva2:1288547
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Criminology
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Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved

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