Deviance, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. There is nothing inherently deviant in any human act, something is deviant only because some people have been successful in labelling it so. J. L Simmons The definition of the situation implies that if you define a situation as real, it is real only in its consequences. INTRODUCTION Labelling theory, stemming from the influences of Cooley, Mead, Tannenbaum, and Lemert, has its origins somewhere within the context of the twentieth century. H...
Criminology, Labeling theory, Social constructionism, Stereotypes, Deviance, Social philosophy, Deviant, Norm, Social stigma, Labelling, Howard S. Becker, Subculture