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. 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

3. Who did Chambliss study in 1973?

  • Saints and Roughnecks
  • Hippie Marihuana users
  • Victims of crime

4. One disadvantage of labelling theory is...

  • It shows certain types of people are singled out for labelling
  • 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

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

  • juvenile
  • deviant
  • individualistic

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