Crime and Deviance - Interactionism

  • Interactionists seek to ask how and why some people and actions come to be labelled as criminal or deviant - and what effect this has on those who are labelled 
  • Looks at how and why certain groups are defined as deviant and the effects of such a definition 


  • Argues that just because somebody breaks a rule it doesnt mean others will define it as deviant 
  • Somebody has to enforce the rule/draw attention to the deviant act
  • If the label is…


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