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NCJ Number: 31569 Find in a Library
Title: SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION, SECONDARY DEVIATION AND LABELLING THEORY
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS  Volume:14  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1972)  Pages:391-408
Author(s): M SPECTOR
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Canada
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: LABELLING THEORY EXAMINES THE IMPACT OF DISAPPROVAL ON THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF A SET OF ACTIVITIES AND ON THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE WHO CONDUCT ACTIVITIES IN THE FACE OF DISAPPROVAL.
Abstract: IN THIS ARTICLE, THE AUTHOR ATTEMPTS TO CLARIFY AND DISCUSS THE TWO ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THIS THEORY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. OFFICIALLY ORGANIZED DISAPPROVAL, THE SOCIAL REACTION, IS DISTINGUISHED FROM INFORMAL SOCIAL DISAPPROVAL IN TERMS OF THE PROBLEMS IT RAISES FOR THOSE CONSIDERED DEVIANT AND THE MECHANISMS THAT LEAD TO SECONDARY DEVIATION, THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEVIANT IDENTITIES. 'SECRET DEVIANCE' IS CONCEPTUALIZED AS THE INDIRECT CONSEQUENCE (AND NOT STEMMING FROM THE LABELLING OF SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS) OF A SYSTEM OF CONTROL OR DISAPPROVAL ON A SET OF ACTIVITIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) --IN FRENCH, SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
Index Term(s): Deviance; Labeling theory; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Role perception; Theory
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