(9) Labeling Theory

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Labeling Theory JD: Causes and Control (9) Introduction to Labeling Theory Focuses on official and informal reactions to delinquency central ideas Focuses on impact of such reactions on juveniles 1. labeled delinquents viewed as bad 2. harsh/rejecting responses increase likelihood of further delinquency a. Reduction in control b. Increase in strain c. Increase in social learning for crime d. View themselves as delinquents 5 Major Questions (addressed by labeling theorists) 1. Why certain acts are defined as delinquent or status offenses 2. How others react to delinquency 3. What impact the reaction to delinquency has on further delinquency 4. Why some juvenile offenders are more likely than others to experience the harsh/ rejecting reaction 5. Whether some juvenile offenders are more likely than others to respond to the harsh/ Reactions to Juveniles 1. Harsh/ rejecting reaction 2. Failure to respond 3. Condemn the bx, accept the juvenile Harsh/ Rejecting essential features a. juveniles labeled delinquent b. label leads others to view them as bad people c. juveniles rejected and treated in harsh manner reaction of official agencies can have negative effect informal reactions by parents, teachers and others a. parents may become overly strict or reject delinquent a....
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