This project investigates the dissimilar stances of the Danish citizens regarding punishment, justice and rehabilitation through a quantitative questionnaire survey. The primary and recurrent example is the Danish preparatory institutions, especially the one named ‘Pension Skejby’, where criminal subjects reside with non criminals. The main purpose of these residential institutions is to contribute to a reduction of criminal activity in the Danish society. Therefore some offenders are offered a space in one of these halfway houses, most often during the last term of their incarceration, as a way to successfully rehabilitate them into society. This thesis predominantly concentrates its theoretical focus on the two classical philosophical approaches retributivism and utilitarianism and the psychological and sociological theories behind ‘Pension Skejby’. The analytical section concerns the results of the survey as well as the very unique methods that are utilized at ‘Pension Skejby’. Consequently the discussion presents miscellaneous considerations regarding the justification of utilitarianism and retributivism and debates the imaginary scenario where preparatory institutions supersedes the current Danish penal system completely. In conclusion it is demonstrated that these halfway houses are of great significance in preventing relapse into crime. The main results of the questionnaire survey are that the respondents are divided equally onto the retributivist and utilitarian conception of punishment and furthermore that the majority of the respondents adopted a more positive view on preparatory institutions after being informed on the subject. Thus it becomes pertinent to discuss and additionally reassess our entire penal system.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||25 apr. 2016|
- Pension Skejby