Grupptryckets & kamratinflytandets roll i ungdomsbrottslighet Om tidigare kriminellas erfarenheter av brottslighet under ungdomstiden.
Sammanfattning: The present qualitative research aims to study the role of peer pressure- and influence injuvenile delinquency and what measures are seen as relevant to work against it. A total offive interviews were made with former male criminals to investigate their experience of peerpressure- & influence during their adolescence (15-20 years old). Theories such asconformity, Sutherland’s differential association, Sykes and Matza’s neutralization techniquesand Jack Katz sneaky thrills were used to analyse the following result. Results revealed thatpeer pressure- and influence from mainly criminal peers, but also parents in one case had aprominent role in contributing to delinquent behavior. Findings indicated that peers tended toencourage and normalise criminal acts as well as promote a proactive attitude towards crime.Further, signs of willingness to conform and indirect consequences for not following thegroup's behavior such as isolation were also identified. Lastly the respondents namedprevention measures, for example leisure activities as ways to combat peer groups negativeinfluences on today’s youth.
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