Originated by Howard Becker, the labeling theory is the view of deviance in which labels either propel individuals into deviance or divert individuals away from it. But, there are ways people reject labels and neutralize deviance. The five techniques people use to neutralize deviance is denial of responsibility, denial of injury, denial of a victim, condemnation of condemners, and appeal of highe...
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...ey were after—Agent Fuselier bristles at that trivializing term—they were gunning for devastating infamy on the historical scale of an Attila the Hun. The deviant path they took is rebellion. The two were vigorously convinced that society’s cultural goals were corrupt. Based on their journals, they were not angered by the bullying but were “out to punish the entire human race for its appalling inferiority”.
In my opinion it should change the way we should prevent deviant acts. Our society are so conceited that we are compare each other to what is right, what is wrong, what is beautiful, and what is ugly. Society is also very materialistic and set on who is “cool” due to the materials they possess. If society did not set the definition of what is successful it would less likely make individuals dissatisfied about what they have also called anomie.
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