Self-Fufilling Prophecy as an explanation for crime

Self-Fufilling Prophecy

  • Labelling refers to a majority group considering a minority group to be inferior; some labels can be positive and some labels can be negative. In crime, people from a lower class are considered to be 'chavs' and are therefore more likely to steal/vandalise etc.
  • Labelling stems from stereotypes, which means associating a group with certain charachteristics even if there is no direct


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