Crime and Deviance- Labelling Theory

Labelling theory quiz for AQA Sociology A Level

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1. What did Jock Young's study of the hippie marijuana users show?

  • Society targetting the hippie users, the act of marijuana use became of greater value to the group due to this targetting and a deviant subculture developed
  • The police targetting the hippie users, the act of marijuana use became of greater value to the group due to this targetting and a deviant subculture developed
  • The police targetting the hippie users, the act of marijuana use became of less value to the group due to this targetting and a positive subculture developed
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2. 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

3. What occurs when someone is given a master status?

  • It overides all other statuses, the individual is now only seen as a positive individual
  • It overides all other statuses, the individual is now only seen as a criminal.
  • It is less significant than all other statuses, the individual is not seen as a criminal.

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

  • secondary and tertiary deviance
  • primary and secondary deviance
  • primary and tertiary deviance

5. 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

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