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2. 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

3. Why were the Saints not seen as delinquent in Chambliss' study?

  • They rarely came into contact with police as their deviant behaviour occured out of town
  • They were labelled as such by the police and local community as their deviance took place in the town

4. What did Cicourel find in his study?

  • Police officers held similar pictures of the 'typical delinquent' and young people who fitted this stereotype were more likely to be arrested
  • Police officers held different pictures of the 'typical delinquent' and young people who fitted these stereotypes were more likely to be arrested
  • Criminals held similar pictures of the 'typical delinquent' and young people who fitted this stereotype were more likely to be arrested

5. Why were the Roughnecks seen as delinquent in Chambliss' study?

  • They were labelled as such by the police and local community as their deviance took place in the town
  • They rarely came into contact with police as their deviant behaviour occured out of town

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