Labelling theory

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What did Becker say?
A deviant is simply someone who the label has been SUCCESFULLY applied to
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What is the role of Moral Entreprueners?
Becker says they are people who lead a moral crusade to change the law, with the belief it will benifit anyone.
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What effects to moral entreprueners have?
1. Create a new group of outsiders. 2. The creation of s/c agencies- the police to enforce rules and labels
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What did Platt say?
The idea of juveline delinquency was created by the victorian upper class moral entreprueners aimed at protecting young people from risks
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Who gets labelled according to Becker?
Depends on various factors like social control agencies, and appereance, interactions
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What did Cicourel say?
There is a negotiation of justice between- officer typifications have a common sense theory about typical delinquents- so they concentrate on certain types
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Who fits the typifications better?
W/C people fit their typifications better= more patrol in w/c areas=more arrests=confirms stereotypes
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Who is more likely to get let off according to Cicourel?
Middle classes as they don't fit 'typifications' officers have, and they are more likely to negotiate and be let off
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What did Lemert say?
Primary deviance- an easily forgivible act seen as a 'moment of madness'. Secondary deviance- labelled and publicy stigmatised,= master status-no self concept=self fulfilling prophecy
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What did Braithwaite find?
Disintegrative shaming- not only the crime, person is labelled as criminal. Reintegrative- it's the act, not the person seen as criminal
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