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Attityder gentemot sexualförbrytare inom kriminalvården
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Attitudes towards sex offenders within the Swedish Prisons and Probation Services (English)
Abstract [sv]

Professionellas attityder gentemot sexualförbrytare är ett område som kräver mer forskning. Tidigare studier, utförda i bland annat USA, Storbritannien och Nordirland, har visat att professionella, inom området, och allmänheten har negativa attityder gentemot förbrytare som begått sexualbrott. I Sverige råder det brist på tidigare forskning i området. Syftet med den här studien är således att beskriva attityder gentemot sexualförbrytare bland kriminalvårdens personal samt undersöka uppfattningen om attityderna kan påverka arbetet. Deltagarna i studien arbetar på en svensk anstalt i en nära arbetsrelation med klienter som blivit dömda för sexualbrott. Datainsamlingen har redovisats i form av deskriptiv statistik.

En signifikant skillnad upptäcktes vad gäller personal som har god kunskap och de med delvis god kunskap vad gäller motivation i arbetet. Resultatet visade att personal med god kunskap om sexualbrott även anser att personal är motiverade i sitt arbete med sexualförbrytarna. Den generella uppfattningen på anstalten visar även att merparten av personalen är optimistiska till behandling av sexualförbrytare. Vidare visar resultatet att personalens attityder har en inverkan på arbetet. Då studien erfor ett stort externt bortfall och personal från endast en anstalt, inom den svenska kriminalvården, deltog bör resultaten tolkas med försiktighet och inte generaliseras.

Abstract [en]

Professionals' attitude towards sex offenders is a field that requires more research. Former studies, made in other countries, have shown that the public and often even professionals have negative attitudes towards this type of offenders. In Sweden there is no previous study that investigates professionals' attitudes towards sex offenders. The aims of the present study were to describe the general perception of attitudes towards sex offenders among prison personnel in Sweden, and to investigate if these attitudes affect their professional work. Respondents in this study participated through a web based inquiry. The participants were professionals working closely with sex offenders. The results show that personnel with good knowledge about sex crimes are motivated in their work with sex offenders. Furthermore, the results also show that personnel are optimistic to treating individuals who have been convicted of sex offending. They also consider that attitudes, among the personnel, affect the treatment of the offenders and in that way it can also affect the nursing of them. Because of the low number of participants in this study, caused by a relatively great external dropout, one should be cautious in interpreting the results and not generalize the results to represent prison wards in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
attitudes, prison, professionals, sex crime, sex offender, staff, Sweden
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11086Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11086DiVA: diva2:1119057
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Socialpsykiatrisk vård
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Available from: 2017-07-04 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved

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