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Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the usefulness of labelling theory in explaining
crime and deviance

According to the interactionism, society acts differently to those who have been labelled therefore
deviants are not different to the rest of society but their behaviour is labelled as different. Behaviour

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subcultures, according to the interactionist perspective. The same type of label is given to the
working class outside the education system whether they are deviant or not.

Deviance amplification is a term used to describe a process in which the attempt to control deviance
leads to an increase in the…


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