Sociology Labeling Theory Discussion

Utilizing Labeling Theory as presented in Ch. 07, explain the process of how an individual may be given a “deviant” title (note: deviance may be either positive or negative) by society (audience) as well as how the individual may internalize such a label, thus leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy of expectation. 

In other words, walk us through the process by which a person is initially labeled, how such labels are reinforced, and what factors eventually lead the person to internalize and therefore “become” what society has thus defined! 

Note: You may choose any type of action (criminal or otherwise) in order to explain your process regarding Labeling Theory.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *