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Labeling Theory
Discusses its use for a study of deviance.
# 48101 | 3,150 words | 9 sources | 2003 | US

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Examines criminal activity of the Black Panther Party and the neutralization concept of deviant behavior, which states that delinquents remain committed to the social order they offend. Describes two types of labeling: formal and informal and considers labeling as a social process.

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"Neutralization & Labeling Theory in Shadow of the Panther
Neutralization Techniques
Sykes and Matza introduced five techniques of neutralization that individuals employ to justify their deviant behavior.. The five techniques are denying responsibility, ..."

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