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Fire setting and primary prevention

Författare och institution:
Sofia Persson (Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap)
Publicerad i:
Presentation vid NERA 2012, Nordic Educational Research Association, Kopenhagen, Denmark 8-10 mars 2012,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Fire setting and primary prevention Fire setting is a problem that is causing extensive material and economic damage and deaths. There are more than 10 000 malicious fires per year in Sweden, resulting in human suffering and costs exceeding one billion. More than 50-80 percent of the fires are committed by persons less than 18 years old. Schools are common targets, in Sweden there are almost one school fire a day at a cost of at least 300 million a year. Preventive action is a phenomenon that is expanding in Sweden. It covers areas defined as problems from both individual and societal perspective, such as health and crime prevention but also fire setting. Fire and Rescue Service have long been responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires. Its preventive work has to a great extent been technically orientated. Increased focus on fire setting means that preventive actions today to a higher degree involves social and behavioral explanations and methods. Fire preventive actions are thus more similar to preventive work towards for example drugs, alcohol and crime. This study is a part of a wider research project called "Juvenile fire setting – causes and preventive actions". The presentation/paper consists of an analysis of a primary preventive program called “Häfa i 5:an”. The program is carried out by a local Fire and Rescue Service and involves pupils age 11-12 in Gothenburg region. The study is based on interviews, observations and document analysis. Questions that are addressed are: How is the program designed and why? Which are the potential effects of the preventive program? Which opportunities, constraints and dilemmas characterize the work? The results consist of discussions about the target group, ways of approaching and reach the pupils, and relations between information, knowledge, values, attitudes and actions. The analysis relates to research on young and fire setting (for example Terjestam & Rydén; Betsinger) and (fire) preventive actions (for example Lab; Kolko; Franklin Keywords: juvenile, fire setting, primary prevention. Network 23: Social Pedagogy.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)
juvenile, fire setting, primary prevention
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Posten skapad:
2012-08-17 21:58

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