The social construction of crime

Laelling theory

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  • Created on: 29-03-15 17:23
What 2 effects do the actions of moral entrepreneurs have?
Creates a new group of 'outsiders' who break the new rule. Results in the creation of a social control agency to enforce the new rule.
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Platt
'juvenile delinquency was originally created to protect young people at risk, but enabled the state to extend criminal offences involving the young.
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Becker - social control agencies
They may change the law to increase their sphere of influence. E.g. US Federal Bureau of Narcotics outlawed Marijuana ot to help kids, but increase their power.
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What 3 things affect who gets labelled?
Their interactions with social control agencies. Their appearance, background and personal biography. The situation and circumstances of the offence.
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Cicourel
Found that police officers typifications led to a class bias. This resulted in more policing in working-class areas and so more arrests. Justice isn't fixed, but negotiable.
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'juvenile delinquency was originally created to protect young people at risk, but enabled the state to extend criminal offences involving the young.

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Platt

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They may change the law to increase their sphere of influence. E.g. US Federal Bureau of Narcotics outlawed Marijuana ot to help kids, but increase their power.

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Their interactions with social control agencies. Their appearance, background and personal biography. The situation and circumstances of the offence.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Found that police officers typifications led to a class bias. This resulted in more policing in working-class areas and so more arrests. Justice isn't fixed, but negotiable.

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