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Väfors Fritz, Marie
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Slates, S., Cook-Sather, A., Aghakhani, S., Al-Humuzi, A., Alonso, D., Borgström, K., . . . Zou, W. (2023). How can students-as-partners work address challenges to student, faculty, and staff mental health and well-being?. International Journal for Students as Partners, 7(2), 221-240
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2023 (English)In: International Journal for Students as Partners, E-ISSN 2560-7367, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 221-240Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
McMaster University Press, 2023
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63173 (URN)10.15173/ijsap.v7i2.5597 (DOI)
Projects
Vertically Integrated Project
Available from: 2023-10-17 Created: 2023-10-17 Last updated: 2024-04-23Bibliographically approved
Liahaugen Flensburg, O., Richert, T. & Väfors Fritz, M. (2023). Parents of adult children with drug addiction dealing with shame and courtesy stigma. Drugs: education prevention and policy, 30(6), 563-572
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2023 (English)In: Drugs: education prevention and policy, ISSN 0968-7637, E-ISSN 1465-3370, Vol. 30, no 6, p. 563-572Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study aims to provide insight into the lives of parents to adult children with drug addiction. We focus on how the parents' social life and interactions were affected by feelings of guilt and shame, and how they dealt with the stigma that often accompanies drug addiction. 32 semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents (age 46-70) of adult children (age 18-47) with drug addiction in Sweden. Three themes emerged (1) Experiences of guilt, shame, and courtesy stigma, (2) Impact on social life and relationships and, (3) Strategies to reduce guilt and shame. Guilt, shame, and courtesy stigma complicated and restricted the parents' social interactions. Many parents applied a selective openness, carried experiences of alienation and in some cases isolated themselves. At the same time, several parents described that they were open about their child's addiction in certain contexts. For some parents, this meant a relief from guilt and shame and an opportunity for increased social interaction. Both informal and professional support for family members of individuals with drug addiction is vital to reduce experiences of guilt, shame, and courtesy stigma.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Alienation, courtesy stigma, drug addiction, parents, selective openness, shame
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54097 (URN)10.1080/09687637.2022.2099249 (DOI)000827486300001 ()2-s2.0-85134374643 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-02 Created: 2022-08-02 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Stiernströmer, E., Väfors Fritz, M., Mellgren, C. & Khoshnood, A. (2022). Demographic characteristics of convicted child sexual abusers in South of Sweden, between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study. Forensic sciences research, 7(3), 393-401
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demographic characteristics of convicted child sexual abusers in South of Sweden, between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study
2022 (English)In: Forensic sciences research, ISSN 2471-1411, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 393-401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study evaluates variables concerning demographic characteristics for all adult male offenders convicted of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) aged 0–17 in Malmö, Sweden between 2013 and 2018. All convictions (n = 18) based on court documents from the District Court, the Court of Appeals and information from the Swedish Tax Agency were reviewed. A total of 30 victims were identified. Frequency analyses show that the most common features were that of a single offender, averaging 25 years old, with a non-Swedish background and a high school degree. The predominately extrafamilial CSA (i.e. committed by an acquaintance to the family) occurred in a private setting and consisted of penetrative acts. Girls averaging 13 years old were abused multiple times, under fear and pressure. Although assumptions based on these results are preliminary, they provide a clearer image of the typical circumstances under which CSA occurred within this time frame and geographical location. This study is a first attempt to construct an overview of demographic characteristics of CSA. As more data are gathered from this region, more sophisticated analyses can be conducted, providing stronger generalizations. Information of this kind may be important for research, classification of offender profiling and in case linking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Child sexual abuse, child molestation, child rape, demographic characteristics, frequency analysis, offender characteristics
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Criminology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56165 (URN)10.1080/20961790.2022.2052590 (DOI)000878853000010 ()36353331 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85141712839 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-22 Created: 2022-11-22 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Väfors Fritz, M. (2022). Internationalising the Curriculum: Benefits and Challenges in a Swedish Case. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (JoTL), 3(1)
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (JoTL), E-ISSN 2004-4097, Vol. 3, no 1Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Globalisering och internationellt berikade lärandemiljöer värderas högt i högre utbildning idag. För att möta denna efterfrågan påbörjades en utvecklingsprocess att internationalisera mastersprogrammet på institutionen för kriminologi vid Malmö universitet. Internationalisering inom forskning som bedrevs på institutionens var redan etablerad och internationella utbytesavtal existerade också men utnyttjades endast på en väldigt begränsad nivå då institutionen inte hade kurser på engelska. Studenter som studerade på programmen kunde åka iväg på utbyte men inga inkommande utbytesstudenter kom in. Engelska som undervisningsspråk introducerades därför. Denna text beskriver planen, implementeringen och utvärderingen av denna utvecklingsprocess. Processen omfattar en initial omvärldsanalys, stödjande seminarier och workshops för både studenter och medarbetare samt en processutvärdering. Avslutningsvis presenteras reflektioner kring processen samt konkluderande kommentarer från programmets externa utvärdering.  

Abstract [en]

Global experience and internationally enriched learning environments are increasingly valued in today’s higher education. To meet these demands, a curricular reform was initiated to internationalise the Master’s Programme at the Department of Criminology at Malmö University. International research collaborations were already well established and bilateral exchange agreements existed but were used to a limited extent due to language obstacles. Swedish students went abroad, but this was not reciprocated. English was therefore introduced as the medium of instruction. This paper describes the plan to implement this internationalisation process and its subsequent effectuation. The process included an external market analysis, support seminars and workshops for both students and teaching staff, and a brief process evaluation. Finally, the paper presents post-process reflections and concluding remarks from a group of domestic and international students in the programme, as well as from an external review panel that assessed the educational quality of the programme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2022
Keywords
curriculum, evaluation, global exchange, internationalization, pedagogy
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57296 (URN)10.24834/jotl.3.1.781 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-01-03 Created: 2023-01-03 Last updated: 2023-08-30Bibliographically approved
Stiernströmer, E., Väfors Fritz, M., Mellgren, C. & Khoshnood, A. (2020). Characteristics of convicted male-on-female rapists in the South of Sweden between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study. Forensic Sciences Research, 5(2), 126-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characteristics of convicted male-on-female rapists in the South of Sweden between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study
2020 (English)In: Forensic Sciences Research, ISSN 2096-1790, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 126-133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study was to evaluate the main characteristics of adult male offenders convicted of rape or aggravated rape against adult females. We reviewed all convictions (n = 21) based on court documents from the District Court, the Court of Appeal and information from the Swedish Tax Agency in Malmo, Sweden, between 2013 and 2018. The findings indicated that the most common offender characteristics were a single status, mean age of 33 years and foreign background. The rapes primarily occurred within a private setting while the victims (who were often younger and knew the offender) were unconscious. Although assumptions based on these results should be made with caution, our findings provide a clear image of the typical circumstances under which these rapes occurred. This study should be viewed as a first attempt to create a database of characteristics of convicted rapists. As more data are added, more sophisticated analyses can be performed and stronger generalizations may be made. Information of this kind may also be important for further research, classification of rapists in offender profiling, and case linking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Forensic sciences, crime characteristics, frequency analysis, offender characteristics, rape, victim characteristics
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17871 (URN)10.1080/20961790.2020.1757245 (DOI)000541632900001 ()32939429 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85085971864 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-04 Created: 2020-08-04 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Väfors Fritz, M. & Khoshnood, A. (Eds.). (2019). Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö. Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2019. p. 172
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8321 (URN)28125 (Local ID)978-91-44-12627-2 (ISBN)28125 (Archive number)28125 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Khoshnood, A., Väfors Fritz, M. & Ekelund, U. (2019). Gärningsmannen, brottet och offret. In: Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood (Ed.), Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood (Ed.), Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö: (pp. 51-66). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gärningsmannen, brottet och offret
2019 (Swedish)In: Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö / [ed] Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood, Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 51-66Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-16386 (URN)28157 (Local ID)978-91-44-12627-2 (ISBN)28157 (Archive number)28157 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Rydén, K. & Väfors Fritz, M. (2019). Kvinnors utvecklingsvägar till missbruk och kriminalitet. In: Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood (Ed.), Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood (Ed.), Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö: (pp. 67-81). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnors utvecklingsvägar till missbruk och kriminalitet
2019 (Swedish)In: Brottslighet och utsatthet i Malmö / [ed] Marie Väfors Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood, Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 67-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8602 (URN)28156 (Local ID)978-91-44-12627-2 (ISBN)28156 (Archive number)28156 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
Pinnetti, C. & Väfors Fritz, M. (2018). Border Crossings: Internationalization in Higher Education and Criminology (ed.). In: Caroline Mellgren, Marie Väfors Fritz, Eva Tiby (Ed.), Caroline Mellgren, Marie Väfors Fritz, Eva Tiby (Ed.), Kriminologi: En Studiehandbok (2:a uppl.) (pp. 35-52). : Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Border Crossings: Internationalization in Higher Education and Criminology
2018 (English)In: Kriminologi: En Studiehandbok (2:a uppl.) / [ed] Caroline Mellgren, Marie Väfors Fritz, Eva Tiby, Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, p. 35-52Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8538 (URN)28155 (Local ID)9789144123509 (ISBN)28155 (Archive number)28155 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-06-02Bibliographically approved
Mellgren, C., Väfors Fritz, M. & Tiby, E. (Eds.). (2018). Kriminologi: en Studiehandbok (2nd ed.). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kriminologi: en Studiehandbok (2nd ed.)
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. p. 223
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8296 (URN)28136 (Local ID)9789144123509 (ISBN)28136 (Archive number)28136 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-12-07Bibliographically approved
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