Thus labeling theory is likely to be defined by stating that an individual will

Thus labeling theory is likely to be defined by

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negatively. Thus, labeling theory is likely to be defined by stating that an individual will accept what others believe that he or she is by the label they are given. For instance, if a person is labeled a slut or fag, such an individual will not try to deny with the label placed upon her or him. As a result, the person will accept what she or he is defined by and moves on without rebuttal. As implied by Henslin, the label that an individual is given becomes part of her or his self-concept, which in turn leads to what is believed to be deviance or steer away from such individual from deviance (Barkan, 2013). Thus, if a person is labeled as a prostitute in the society
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LABELING THEORY TO TRAIT THEORY 3 then based on labeling theory he or she will consider herself or himself as a prostitute and start associating with prostitutes since the society gave him or her that label. On the other hand, trait theory of criminology states that some personality traits are likely to predispose a person to the crime. The personality trait theory is based on the mix between environmental and biological factors (Barkan, 2013). It is believed that all human beings have parameters set by individual genetics, and individual experiences determine how people would act in the society. Sociologists as well stress on how both genetic and biological conditions influence the view and the understanding of social behaviors, which in the end are linked to the existing environmental structure. Trait theorists assert that there are multiple factors that determine an individual’s personality (Siegel, 2007). Therefore, resulting in different several views on what makes up an individual’s personality.
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