Crime and Deviance- Labelling Theory

Labelling theory quiz for AQA Sociology A Level

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1. What did Lemert (1972) make a distinction between?

  • secondary and tertiary deviance
  • primary and secondary deviance
  • primary and tertiary deviance
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2. What happened to the middle class minority who were arrested in Cicourel's study?

  • They were councelled, cautioned or charged by juvenile offers
  • They were councelled, cautioned and released by juvenile officers
  • They were councelled, cautioned and released by senior officers

3. Who represented a new approach, labelling theory, within Sociology?

  • Howard Becker
  • Aaron Cicourel
  • Edwin Lemert

4. Who did Jock Young study?

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

5. One advantage of labelling theory is...

  • It fails to explain why certain types of people are selected as likely deviants but not others
  • 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?

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