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  • Becker's Labeling Theory In Labeling Deviant Behavior
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    Becker was influenced by the following: Charles Cooley's Human Nature and the Social Order (1902) examines the personal perception of oneself through studies of children and their imaginary friends. Cooley develops the theoretical concept of the looking glass self, a type of imaginary sociability (Cooley 1902). People imagine the view of themselves through the eyes of others in their social circles and form judgement's of themselves based on these imaginary observations (Cooley 1902). The main i...
  • Nate And Sam's Criminal Behavior
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    Part one of Sutherland and Cressey's differential association theory explains that criminal behavior is learned. Applying this to Nate and Sam involves explicating their childhood and how they were raised. From a young age both Nate and Sam were conditioned by their father, Big Willie to be aggressive, and that in life you have to take what you want (take home outline). Nate and Sam's father unknowingly conditioned them in a harsh way that made them susceptible to becoming date rapists. As a res...
  • Self Fulfilling Prophecy For Billy King
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    Being labeled and institutionalized as a social deviant proves to be stigmatizing in life. In Dina Temple-Ras tons A Death in Texas, she chronicles the murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas during the summer of 1998. The author suggests in Chapters 1-4 that suspected murder Billy King is more than a case study of abnormal psychology and that his actions may be explained as a career criminal who has been marginalized by society. While most authors fixate on the psychology within killers, she ...
  • People In Certain Cultures Label As Deviant
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    'Discuss how one of the sociological theories of deviance can be used to explain social phenomena, such as pornography, drug use, suicide and disability. ' By Vanessa Neil 1 - Introduction 2 - A Brief background to the Interactionist Perspective 3 - More recent developments in the Interactionist Perspective 4 - Using the Interactionist Perspective to explain social phenomena 5 - Conclusion Introduction Deviant behaviour has sadly been a ongoing occurrence in society throughout history, more noti...
  • Label Deviant
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    The Saints and the Ruffians were two groups of high school boys that lived in the suburbs, both were persistently involved in underage drinking, daredevil driving, skipping school, petty theft, and vandalism. There their similarities ended. None of the Saints were ever arrested, but every Ruffian was habitually in trouble with the police and townspeople. Why the inequality in their treatment The difference was the social class of the two groups. The Saints were able to hide behind a false wall o...

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