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Unformatted text preview: Instead, they propose that deviance is created through a political process> Certain groups have the power to define others as deviant> These groups have the power to force rule breakers or norm violators to play the role of deviant and to think of themselves as deviant. ..-- Labeling theorists thus focus their attention on the processes of deviance creation and definition - i.e., the political processes through which rules are made and/or applied, and through which those who break these rules are labeled ...-- The political aspects of deviance creation process is revealed when one looks at who tends to become "labeled," monitored, and, in turn, arrested (as revealed in the Chambliss article on policing)...
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