Fra kriminel til rollemodel: Et kvalitativt studie af forebyggelse af kriminalitet med udgangspunkt i unge mænds personlige livsfortællinger

Sandra Mehdi & Suzan Al-Sheikhly

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigates the cause of criminal activities among young ethnic minority boys. We will examine how previous criminals are able to become a role model, and how they can contribute to crime preventive work by narrating their life story and participating in teaching, coaching and doing joint activities with young ethnic boys. This thesis has a methodical hermeneutic approach, which is used to analyze how four young ethnic males narrate their life stories, and how they find their way out of a life of crime. This thesis is based on a positive and comprehensive or holistic health understanding with a focus on the mental and social aspects of health. The theoretical framework consists primarily of the theory of empowerment, the social philosopher Axel Honneth’s recognition theory and sociologist Aaron Antonovskys theory of the Sense of Coherence. In conclusion the thesis found that a lack of parental surplus and adaptation difficulties in the Danish society has a particular significance in the cause of criminal actions. Furthermore, it appears that there is an importance for the individual to stay engaged for example in terms of education or work. Finally, role models can contribute positively to crime preventive work by an active use of their life experiences and how they can contribute to increase the young boys resources and competencies to establish a more promising life prospect.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 jul. 2016
Antal sider90
VejledereKasper Andreas Kristensen


  • Rollemodel
  • Trauma
  • Kriminalitet
  • livsfortælling
  • nattativer