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23rd March
AQA A2 SOCIOLOGY ­ CRIME & DEVIANCE
2011

Evaluation of labelling theory/SATs ­ Crime & Deviance

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It provides insights into the nature of deviance not provided by structural theories
It challenges the idea that deviants are different from `normal' people
It shows the importance of the reactions…

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AQA A2 SOCIOLOGY ­ CRIME & DEVIANCE
2011

It has no real policy solutions to crime, beyond making fewer rules and not
`naming and shaming' offenders ­ this isn't much consolation for the victims of
crime
It does not explain why some people should be labelled rather than…

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