Essays Tagged: "Labeling theory"

Deviance and social control.

me behavior. This theory also yields 2 theories: the 1) differential association theory, and the 2) labeling theory.The differential association theory states that individuals learn deviance in propor ... exposure - young children learn bad behavior easier and quicker than older children and adults.The labeling theory states that society creates deviance by identifying particular members as deviant. T ...

(4 pages) 453 2 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Paedophilia and sex crimes in conext of labelling theory and the interactionist approach

egorise the offender, and lead to others doing the same. Some academic experts believe in labelling theory (also known as the social constructionist approach). Labelling theory stresses the point of s ... se will pressurise people into behaving differently.Two major components form part of the labelling theory. The reactionist conception deals with how other people react to criminal acts. Since crime i ...

(11 pages) 184 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Application of criminology theories to movies

with the colonial period.The film contains references to Positivism, Marxist criminology, Labelling theory, Republican Theory, Strain Theory, Classical Theory, New Right Criminology and Critical Crimi ... undamental elements, which make a person criminal.The movie from a European perspective conveys the theory that racial inferiority equates to criminality.However the movie deviates from the positivist ...

(11 pages) 351 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

In the context of crime, what are the purposes of punishment and does it work?

se are shown on the map above. Some of the more widely used theories are shown below:Psychoanalytic TheoryAccording to Sigmund Freud all humans have natural urges repressed in their unconscious. Furth ... lses inward or outward. The child who directs them outward becomes a criminal.Cognitive Development TheoryAccording to this approach, criminal behaviour results from the way in which people organise t ...

(6 pages) 207 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Labeling Theory

s that if you define a situation as real, it is real only in its consequences.INTRODUCTIONLabelling theory, stemming from the influences of Cooley, Mead, Tannenbaum, and Lemert, has its origins somewh ... er, Edwin Lemert is widely considered the producer and founder of the original version of labelling theory. This paper, not a summary, provides a brief history of labelling theory, as well as, its rol ...

(13 pages) 410 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Assignment 3: Video Analysis, "Prisoners of the War on Drugs"

h his visitors or through the dirty cops that work in the prison. In my opinion, I believe that the labeling theory fits Ralph's situation perfectly. When humans are born, they do not know anything. T ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Comic Books-this was for a Socy 227 project.

and his followers would soon be forced to revolt if the tyranny did not end. According to Lemert's labeling theory, Xi'An falls under the category of a secondary deviant. He has been labeled as devia ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


ural identity, no matter their disability. To conclude, I believe that deviance matches with labeling and by the time one is considered deviant as behavior or as being, he is stigmatized and ot ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Explain why is it important to analyse deviance in society. Using examples to illustrate your answer, discuss what such an analysis can tell us about the social and political implications of deviance.

re two theoretical approaches will be highlighted, namely the Conflict Theory and significantly the Labeling Theory, in the context of homosexuality. We will further examine the social and political i ... t of homosexuality. We will further examine the social and political implications deriving from the Labeling Theory in particular, such as the notion of stigma and its consequences.It is paradoxical t ...

(5 pages) 226 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Rational Choice vs Labeling Theory

easible in explaining crime than others. This can be seen in the cases of Rational Theories and the Labeling Theory, Rational Theories being the better explanation. To prove this point, we will first ... tion. To prove this point, we will first examine the Labeling theory and its policy implication.The Labeling theory works on the basis that when dealing with crime, the behavior is not as important as ...

(5 pages) 119 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

To the perspective of deviance set upon by each group

ds and changing their persona as well.(did not understand what did you meen? Not clear thought!)The Labeling theory, hypothesizes that the labels applied to individuals influence, their behavior parti ...

(4 pages) 61 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Deviant Behavior In The Movie "Instinct"

For my study on deviance, I will consult the fictional motion picture "Instinct". Using Labeling Theory as my central perspective, I plan to identify just what is defined as deviant about ... discuss or explain Dr. Powell's deviance, I will briefly discuss just what it means to adhere to a Labeling Theory of deviance. This theory is a classic example of the broader school of thought: cons ...

(5 pages) 2523 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Deviance In Prison

(1 pages) 17 0 1.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Deviance in Society - The Sociology of Deviance

e to its assumptions of gender specific theories of deviance" (Thornberry & Krohn 2003, p. 185).Labeling theory, also known as social reaction theory, was developed by sociologist Howard Becker. T ...

(9 pages) 136 0 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociology: Value Conflict

that these people have actually committed a deviant act or broken some rule, because the process of labeling theory may not be infallible. In other words, to be deviant behavior deviant does not neces ... inside of the group and the outside. He goes on to bring forward the question of whether or not the Labeling of deviant individuals is necessary in holding society together.In conclusion, deviant beha ...

(5 pages) 63 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Perspectives of Justice

ing them in the community (Siegel, 2012). There are two theories that support this perspective, the labeling theory and critical criminology. Critical criminology is a view that crime results because ... the upper and middle classes, while the non-intervention perspective benefits the lower class. The labeling theory is a view that society produces criminals by stigmatizing certain individuals as dev ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community