Crime and Deviance- Labelling Theory

Labelling theory quiz for AQA Sociology A Level

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. Which behaviour is seen as contravening the rules of society?

  • juvenile
  • deviant
  • individualistic

4. What happened to the middle class minority who were arrested in Cicourel's study?

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

5. What occured over time to the Roughnecks?

  • They escaped their label and became good members of society.
  • A self-fulfilling prohecy took place and they accepted their negative label
  • A self-fulfilling prohecy took place and they rejected their negative label

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