People become deviant because of the reactions to the act itself that one commits. The labeling process works by the deviant act occurring, to the reaction which creates the norms in society then finally to the person taking on that role and using as their primary status. Lemert brings about two terms, primary and secondary deviance to help explain the original and effective causes of deviance. Primary deviance can be defined as one who commits deviant acts but such acts are unrecognized.
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Intro: The labeling theory is based upon the idea that one is not considered deviant through their actions, but instead deviance is built upon from people negatively judging an individual with disparate behavioral tendencies from the cultural norm. It centralizes around the idea that deviance is relative, as nobody is born deviant, but become deviant through social processes when surrounding peers consistently label a person as deviant. This paper will begin by analyzing foundational frameworks of the labeling theory, and proceed with how this theory then was exemplified. Then, the main points of this theory will be summarized, following in depth classifications, and then an example of the application of the labeling theory to policy.
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Chapter 7 contains a discussion of the labeling process. Describe that process. Schmalleger describes the labeling theory or social reaction theory as one that sees persistent criminal behavior as a result of not, having the chances for normal conduct that follow the negative responses of society to those that have been labeled as criminals. There is an expectation of a continuous increase in crime that is a direct effect of the label that is attached.
Labeling theory refers to the idea that individuals become deviant when a deviant label is applied to them; they adopt the label by exhibiting the behaviors, actions, and attitudes associated with the label. Labeling theory argues that people become deviant as a result of others forcing that identity upon them. The medical perspective on prostitution condemns the act on the ground that it facilitates the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Thus prostitution is labeled as a deviant behavior since it does not meet the standards of morality as defined by religious perspectives, health principles and social perspectives. Labeling theory helps to explain why a behavior is considered negatively deviant to some people, groups, and cultures but positively deviant to others.