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The prison officer's dilemma: professional representations among Swedish prison officers
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Centrum för kriminologisk forskning CKF)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5683-179X
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CKF)
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CKF)
2010 (English)In: Les Dossiers des sciences de l'education, ISSN 1296-2104, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 77-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article is based on a study of Swedish prison officers. We analyse two types of professional representations, that is, their collectively evolved knowledge. A point of departure is the existence of sub-cultural gaps between different groups of officers. Society’s contradictory aims with the prison system lead to a permanent dilemma in prison work between security and rehabilitation. This dilemma becomes evident in the professional representations studied. However, there are also some differences in relation to different sub-cultural belongings. In our analysis of how prison officers deal with the dilemma in everyday practice we develop three ideal types - the frustrated, the rigid and the flexible one.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toulouse: Les Presses Universitaires du Mirail , 2010. Vol. 23, no 1, p. 77-93
Keyword [en]
Prison officers, professional representations dilemma, sub cultures
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Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-10665DiVA: diva2:318819
Available from: 2010-05-11 Created: 2010-05-11 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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1. Managing the dilemma: occupational culture and identity among prison officers
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2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2011. p. 153
Series
Örebro Studies in Social work, ISSN 1651-145X ; 9
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-17212 (URN)978-91-7668-831-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-12-02, Örebro universitet, Hörsal L, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2011-09-09 Created: 2011-09-09 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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