Från vagga till häkte. En systematisk litteraturstudie kring föräldraskapets påverkan på ungas brottslighet
Background: In the current scientific landscape within systematic reviews concerning the effects of parental factors on juvenile delinquency there is a noticeable bias towards studies that have been performed in a North American context. Aim: Compiling the research regarding parental factors' influence on youth in a Nordic context. Method: A systematic review of 11 scientific articles The data from the articles was compiled and then put through a thematic analysis in which they were sorted into a number of sub-themes. To find the articles that were used in the thesis, a literature database called Proquest was used. Result: The compilation and analysis of the data resulted in the creation of two different themes dubbed "internal factors" and "external factors" each with three additional sub-themes within them. These sub-themes included "The relationship between the parent and the youth", Confidence and perception about parenthood" and "Violence within the family" were included as internal factors while "Parents' socioeconomic situation", "The parents' academic resources" as well as "Parents participation in society" were included within the external factor theme. Conclusion: From the results it could be concluded that several factors found in the Nordic research were similar to those identified in the earlier research made in the North American context. However certain risk factors were relatively unique to the Nordic research such as the father being active in community activities.