Labeling theory in juvenile delinquency: An evaluation
By: William Menna
The labeling theory of juvenile delinquency deals with the effects of labels, or stigmas, on juvenile behavior. Labeling theory holds that society, by placing labels on juvenile delinquents, stigmatizes them, leading to a negative label for a youth to develop into a negative self-image. A...
By: Jimmy Nightingale
There has been a disturbing increase in the amount of broken glass on Canberra's streets of late. Drive down any major street and you most likely will need to swerve at least once to avoid the obstacle course made of jagged chunks of glass lying...
By: James Halford
People watching- definitely one of the BEST forms of entertainment available in Las Vegas (good news: it doesn't cost anything). I live a short distance from Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) and have made a fairly regular practice of watching people. McCarran airport provides a...
By: William Menna
The sociological perspective deals with the development of people and societies. Sociological thought focuses on the examination of how people are influenced by the world around them. Essentially, it seeks to answer the question of why we are the way we are. Sociological theory maintains...
By: Jennifer Paige
Sociologists tend to examine society's influence on behavior through the lens of a theoretical perspective. The three main theoretical perspectives in sociology are the Structural Functionalist perspective, the Conflict perspective, and the Symbolic Interactionist perspective. The first of these perspectives, Structural Functionalism, contains theories that...
By: William J. Stevens
The functionalist view of society can best be understood as a resolution to the 'Hobbesian problem of order'. The 17th century philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, believed that humans are driven by passion, which if left unrestrained would result in social chaos. The problem, therefore, is to...
By: Jennifer Paige
A society is a large social grouping that shares the same geographical territory, shares a common culture and social structure, and is expected to abide by the same laws.Two primary components of a society are its culture and its social structure. For those readers...
By: William J. Stevens
Perhaps the smallest extent of the influence of Karl Marx had been the formation of the Marxist sociological perspective, the impact that Marx has had within the world of politics is so massive that it has changed the course the history, and placed Marx amongst...
By: Skye Martin
The organized/disorganized classification is one of the most commonly cited classifications of violent serial offenders. This distinction between offenders is made on the criteria that it can be drawn from an examination of the crime scene and the victim.The FBI's behavioral specialists have compiled...
By: Benjamin Miller
Whether you’re an international businessperson or a Star Trek fan waiting for news about the next movie, a cell phone is indispensible. In Canada alone, two thirds of the population aged 16-60 partake in the daily activity of owning and using a cell...

 

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