At være kriminel i åbne fængsler

Nicklas Baadsgaard Koch, Elisabeth Aaskov, Rune Sødergreen Brieghel & Camilla Klok

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The main purpose of this project is to develop a greater understanding concerning the effects that imprisonment in an open prison can have on the self-understanding of the individual. To gain a better understanding of these effects, we made use of post-structuralism. Various theoretical terms such as discourse, positioning and narratives are used to create a better understanding of this complex phenomenon that is the human self. The empirical aspect of this project is based on a narrative interview with an inmate in an open prison. The transcription of the interview is used as the data of our analysis, where we use the mentioned theory and theoretical terms, to establish a scientific understanding of our interviewee Thomas’ understanding of himself and his situation, after his experience as being an inmate. Our findings are that imprisonment has created both lesser and greater disruptions in our subjects narrative, and that he in relation to most aspects of the prison tries to relate these new events to former plots and discursive positionings that constituted his self-understanding before he went to prison.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato7 jun. 2016
VejledereNina Rus Ingvorsen


  • Diskurs
  • Positionering
  • Michel Foucault
  • Narrative
  • Indsat
  • Åben fængsel