Crime and Deviance- Labelling Theory

Labelling theory quiz for AQA Sociology A Level

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1. What did Lemert define secondary deviance as?

  • deviant acts which have been publically labelled, these have an effect on our identity or status
  • deviant acts which haven't been publically labelled, these have little effect on our identity or status
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2. Who did Jock Young study?

  • Hippie Marihuana users in London during the 1990s
  • Hippie Marihuana users in Notting Hill during the 1960s
  • Hippie Marihuana users in Notting Hill during the 1930s

3. One advantage of labelling theory is...

  • It shows that labelling results from the perceptions of the agents of social control
  • According to Becker, social groups create deviance by making rules whose infraction causes deviance, but who are these peoplle who make rules and why do they make them?
  • It fails to explain why certain types of people are selected as likely deviants but not others

4. What can public labelling result in?

  • self-fulfilled prophecy
  • self-fulfilling prophecy
  • development of egoism

5. One advantage of labelling theory is...

  • It shows certain types of people are singled out for labelling
  • Deviance is not simply created by a label, people don't become burglars just because of a label.
  • It fails to explain why certain types of people are selected as likely deviants but not others

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