Crime and Deviance- Labelling Theory

Labelling theory quiz for AQA Sociology A Level

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1. 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
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2. 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

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

  • juvenile
  • deviant
  • individualistic

4. What did Lemert define secondary deviance as?

  • deviant acts which have been publically labelled, these have an effect on our identity or status
  • deviant acts which haven't been publically labelled, these have little effect on our identity or status

5. Who did Jock Young study?

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

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