Socialtjänslagens värdesystem. En analys av dess praktiska innebörd i sociala utredningar om barn.

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The Social Services Acts’ Value System – An Analyze of its Practical Meaning in Social Investigations on Children

This article discusses the relation between legal and practical norms, on the basis of a model over the norms main components. The focus is on the norms value component, and the question is how the value of a legal norm is implemented in that practice which the norm is aimed to regulate, and what the result of this implementation is, in terms of the values practical meaning. The legal norms that are analyzed belongs to the Swedish Social Services Act, and the analysis is concentrated on the Social Services’ child protection work, and based on documented investigations as ground for compulsory care of children.


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  • Law and Society


  • LVU, tvångsomhändertagande av barn, normteori, socialt arbete med utsatta barn, normanalys, sociala utredningar om barn, värdesystem, Socialtjänstlagen
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)60-75
JournalRetfærd: Nordisk juridisk tidsskrift
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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