'Evaluate the contribution of labelling theory to our understanding crime and deviance'

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  • 'Evaluate the contribution of labelling theory to our understanding crime and deviance'
    • Self fulfilling prophecy
      • The individual will get labels
        • Individual will be impacted by the label
          • The individual will act and become the label
            • The individual will get labels
              • Individual will be impacted by the label
                • The individual will act and become the label
        • Creates a cycle of crime and deviance
        • Factors about labelling
          • Interaction with social control agencies
          • Piliavin & Briar said that police judge youths on their appearance
          • The situation and circumstance of the the offence.
        • Becker said that deviance is in the eye of the beholder
          • Making individuals Social Entrepreneurs
            • Wanting change in the law or social norm
        • The Social constructs of crime statistic
          • Each section of judging deviance and crime involve a agent of social control to make a decision to carry on to the next stage
            • Making the measure of controlling criminals in the decision of agents of social control
        • Secondary Deviance
          • The label given to an individual who has secondary deviance may have the master status of the label
            • Which other members of society may now know him as
          • Also likely to produce and provoke a hostile reaction
            • Making the individual have a deviant behaviour
              • Encouraging them to reoffend
        • Braithwaite sees labelling as a positive action
          • Disintegrative shamintg
            • Where not only the crime has been labelled but also the offender is labelled as bad
              • "He is a bad person"
          • Reintegrative Shaming
            • The action is labelled but not the offender
              • "He did a bad thing"
        • Conclusion
          • The act only becomes deviant when society sees the act as deviant (Secondary Deviance)
          • The label may become an individuals master status

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