Turning to Crime - Upbringing - Evaluation (3)
F - Used children but followed through to adult when they could drop out. No harm,but labelling could influence child.
When identifying any reason for crim behaviour there'll always be a potential for labelling but can be argued that interventions can help those at risk.
F - Only used boys from East London, white-working class - lacks generalisability.
S - Theory can be applied to all cultures, although different cultures may see peer group explanation different and may place more responsibility on the individual.
Can be argued all explanations are useful cause we can understand the impact of offending and we can reduce risk factors i.e. use of intervention and treatments.Also, by identifying different type of offenders (W&T) can allow us to use different tactics for crime prevention.