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labelling theory

labelling theory  

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The hypothesis, which originated in sociology in the 1950s, that the social attribution of deviant identities to individuals or groups is a self-fulfilling prophecy leading to the amplification of ...
societal reaction

societal reaction  

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In the labelling theory of deviance, the societal reaction refers to the range of formal and informal agencies of social control—including the law, media, police, and family—which, through their ...
sociology of deviance

sociology of deviance  

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Commonsensically, deviance has been seen as an attribute, as something inherent in a certain kind of behaviour or person: the delinquent, the homosexual, the mentally ill, and so forth. Indeed, this ...

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