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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2021

"Alt er jo egeninnsats" - Kvinners vendepunkter bort fra kriminalitet

Bidragsytere:
  • Katharina Gjeruldsen og
  • Egil Jensen

Tidsskrift

Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab (NTfK)
ISSN 2446-3051

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Volum: 108
Hefte: 1
Sider: 215 - 235

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"Alt er jo egeninnsats" - Kvinners vendepunkter bort fra kriminalitet

Tittel

"Everything is up to oneself": Women’s turning points away from crime

Sammendrag

Research has emphasised the importance of turning points in de-sistance from crime. The current study investigates turning points in women’s desistance. Turning points from offending were explored through life story interviews with 20 female ex-offenders. The results support an inextricable link between substance use and crime, the former considered by the participants as their main problem, and crime as secondary to this. Agency playing a substantial role is sup-ported in this study. Some regard prison sentences as an opportunity to get away from their current social environment as a pathway out of crime. Examining turning points reveals that the desistance process in many cases can be described as a «long and winding road», with several setbacks along the way. Turning points result from a complex interaction between agent and structure, and are sometimes difficult to delimit clearly in time.

Bidragsytere

Katharina Gjeruldsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Kriminalomsorgens høgskole og utdanningssenter KRUS

Egil Jensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Kriminalomsorgens høgskole og utdanningssenter KRUS
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