Discuss the Social Construction of Crime. Identify and discuss the pros and cons of Labeling Theory. How does labeling theory affect the lives of individuals involved in the Criminal Justice System?
Please answer the question below. The response should demonstrate the application of theory, law, policy, practice, and/or scholarly literature. Please use the course text materials and the academic journals as reference (Title: Criminological Theory, 7th edition
Author: Lilly, Cullen, and Ball
Year Published: 2018
Title: Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association, (7th ed.) Publisher: American Psychological Association
Year Published: 2019 ISBN: 978-1433832161)
Please reference: Criminological Theory
Chapter 7: The Irony of State Intervention: Labeling Theory
Chapter 8: Social Power and the Construction of Crime: Conflict Theory
Academic Journal Articles
Adams, M.S., C.T. Robertson, G. Ray, P. Ray & C. Melvin (2003). Labeling and delinquency. Adolescence, 38(149)171. Labeling and Delinquency.pdf
Dahrendorf, R. (1958). Toward a theory of social conflict: Types and varieties of social conflict. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2(2), 170. Toward a theory of social conflict.pdf
Discuss the Social Construction of Crime. Identify and discuss the pros and cons of Labeling Theory. How does labeling theory affect the lives of individuals involved in the Criminal Justice System? (suspect, arrestee, defendant, etc.).
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