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Vuxen i lagens mening: bakomliggande teorier, idéer och resonemang
Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Child or Adult in the eyes of Swedish Law : underlining ideas (English)
Abstract [en]

At the turn of the century 18/1900 Swedish law looked upon young people as being adults at about the age of 15. At 15, the young person had left school, had his first employment and provided for himself and also had been confirmed to full membership of the Swedish State Church. Thus he was to be considered an adult and responsible for his actions. Parents, society/school and Church had done what was expected of them and now it was up to the 15-years old to live according to the laws and to be punished if the laws were broken. Over the following hundred years, at the time of the millennium, Swedish society changed a lot. So the laws did not and still a young person of 15 is considered an adult in the eye of the Swedish law. This paper looks upon the ideas that the law was based on at the turn of the century 18/1900 and the ideas that are put forward by Swedish courts today. The law has not changed, but today Swedish young people leave school between the ages of 19-25, and find their first employment even later. The paper gives the historical background and looks at the underlying ideas of adulthood. How people think and what is considered being important in defining aduldthood has not changed much over those hundred years. In deciding if a person could pass as an adult, the Swedish law still use the same premisses today as it did a hundred years ago. As these premissies and ideas are the same, though society has changed, you can’t today be considered an adult until in your twenties.

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2006. , p. 42
Keywords [sv]
idéhistoria, vuxenhet, ungdomsbrottslighet, rättsfilosofi/rättshistoria
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History of Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-81OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-81DiVA, id: diva2:6543
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humaniora/teologi
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