Assess the view that crime and deviance are the products of the labelling process (essay 21/21)

21 mark essay on crime and deviance being products of the labelling process, this essay got marked full marks. Hope it's useful(: 

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Assess the view that crime and deviance are the products of the labelling process
(21 marks)

The labelling theory is a micro interactionist approach, this is because it focuses on
how individuals construct the social world through face-face interactions. It recognises
the concept of the `procedural self' where ones identity…

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thus more crimes fitting to the label are carried out. This theory can however by
criticised because it is determinist, where individuals have n control over the process
and once they have been labelled they will inevitably turn deviant or criminal. Social
action theorists believe in free will and individual's…

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