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Ord, handling och lagar när heder bemöts: - En studie om socialsekreterares kunskap och hantering av hedersrelaterade ärenden
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Words, action and laws when dealing with honour : - A study of social workers knowledge and management of honour-related cases (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study was to examine how Social Services handle cases where people are affected by honour-related violence and which type of knowledge social workers have about honour-related violence. The study has been made with a qualitative and an inductive approach. Five social workers have been interviewed. All of them have experienced honour-related violence through their work but not to the same extent. The theoretical frame of reference has been consisted of three perspectives, the culture dependent, the radical feministic and the intersectional perspective. The results show that the social workers manage cases differently due to if the municipality they work in is bigger or smaller and depending on the amount of professional experience they have. The case management is bound to include discussions about cultural and religious background as potential causes to honour-related violence, even when that has not been the case. Social workers have knowledge about honour related vilolence, but the knowledge vary due to work experience and opportunities to education. Relatively prejudice and stereo typical conecptions as well as knowledge based on experince and theory has been noticed. Furthermore, a variation of the social workers outlook when managing cases has been noticed. The social workers working in a bigger municipality have a more obvious child perspective and the social workers working in a smaller municipality have an outlook where a child’s best interest stems from a family perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 46 p.
Keyword [sv]
Hedersrelaterat våld, Heder, Socialtjänst, Ärendehantering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33481OAI: diva2:741538
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-08-28 Last updated: 2014-09-03Bibliographically approved

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