Socialiseringsbetingelser i en ungdomssanktion

Katrine Nygaard Jørgensen, Julie Josefine Søndergaard Clauson-Von Kaas, Sofie Amalie Winckler & Stine Kaae Beier

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


In the Danish society young people between the ages of 12 to 17, who have committed crimes or who are a danger to themselves or others, are penalised under a youth offenders program and can be committed to an institution outside the home. Here the young people have to go through radical changes, which are to lead them out into society again. The focus of the project will therefore be if these young people can, through socialization and institutionalization, become capable law abiding citizens. This leads to an examination of how the physical, social and pedagogical settings, that are put up by the secured institution Grenen, which is where the young people in question have been placed, can rectify the young people of their former criminalized manners. This examination will have its starting point in the episode “Indefra med Anders Agger - Døgninsttutionen Grenen” and will be analyzed on the basis of Basil Bernsteins code theory and socialization and Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmanns institutionalization theory. With a perspective founded in social constructivism and post constructivism, it will be reflected upon whether these analysed physical, social and pedagogical settings can be a contributing factor in explaining why a socialization of the young people can take place, so that they can become capable law abiding citizens. This leads to a concluding remark that although the physical, social and pedagogical settings could have a socializing effect on the youngsters, it is hard to say if this socialization leads them to be socialized back into society or into a specific institution, like that of Grenen.

UddannelserPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2018
Antal sider7917
VejledereTomas Ellegaard


  • ungdomssanktion
  • socialisering
  • betingelser
  • unge
  • institutinalisering
  • Institution
  • Bernstein
  • Beger
  • Luckmann