A potential for democratic emancipation? Policy and discretionary practices in probation service

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


In my doctoral thesis I assess the relationship between ideal and practice in the social work for minimizing recidivism in Scandinavia. With a special attention to how social work seeks to rebuild parolees’ democratic competences and their ability and willingness to take on a participatory citizenship I study the resettlement process from imprisonment to freedom. The research is based on document analysis and interviews with social workers working within prison and probation service and their clients.
Effective start/end date2018/09/012023/09/21

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work