Negative Effects Of Labelling Theory

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Register to read the introduction… 187).Therefore it is possible to say labelling theory has long lasting effects on individuals once they are labelled and the effects of it can be seen in change of personality/ identity.
A study that was conducted by researchers in Rochester, New York, America on 1000 urban adolescents aged 14 were followed into their early adult hood years. The researcher’s main aim was to examine and outline the effects of labelling theory. The findings reinforces the concept that labelling theory has lasting effects on individuals and that it encourages a shift in identity and it initiates new criminal categories/ groups forming(Lopes and Krohn et al., 2012, pp. 465-466) because individuals that have been labelled seek others that are like them, to gain support and eventually they form
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It blocks opportunities to those with deviant labels not allowing them to get a education, a job or to establish themselves as a part of the community or society and generally the society isn’t accepting of them. With all these obstacles set in place the individual start o affiliate with other people that share the same or similar label as them self and they continue to form groups and their own communities. They continue to participate in law breaking activities as it is the norm in the criminal category that is created and because it is the only means of one gaining financial …show more content…
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