Crime and Deviance: Labelling Theory

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Who says, "an act or person can only become deviant when labelled by others as deviant"
Becker
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Who says, "police decisions to arrest were based on stereotypical ideas about manner, dress, gender, class, ethnicity, time and place"?
Piliavin and Briar
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Who says, " police use typifications (stereotypes) of the 'typical delinquent' and individuals fitting the typification are more likely to be stopped, arrested and charged?"
Cicourel
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What is the trend for working class and ethnic minority juveniles?
More likely to fit the typification, be arrested and charged.
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What is the trend for middle class juveniles?
Less likely to fit the typification and therefore, less likely to be charged.
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What are crime statistics?
A topic not a resource.
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Why don't crime statistics give a valid picture of crime?
Working class people fit police typifications so their areas are patrolled more therefore, more working class arrests are made.
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Who says, "we cannot take crime statistics at face value"?
Cicourel
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What is the difference between a topic and a resource?
A resource is a source of facts whereas a topic can be investigated to find out the process by which it was constructed.
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Who says, "by labelling certain people as deviant, society actually encourages them to be more so"?
Lemert
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What does societal reaction cause according to Lemert?
Secondary deviance
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What are the characteristics of primary deviance?
Haven't been publicly labelled, have many causes, often trivial, mostly go uncaught
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What can result from labelling?
Master status/controlling identity, self-fulfilling policy, deviant subcultures
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What did Young study?
Hippy marijuana users
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What are the steps of the deviance amplification spiral?
Media exaggeration, moral entrepeneurs, demonising/folk devils
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What are the mods and rockers and example of (Cohen)?
Folk devils, moral panics, deviance amplification spiral
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What is the key difference between Functionalist and Labelling theorists?
Labelling theorists see control producing social control
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