Week 3 Discussion: CRJ 180: Juvenile Delinquency And Justice
"Once a Delinquent, Always a Delinquent"
Using what you’ve learned this week, respond to the following prompts in your post:
- The labeling theory emphasizes the significance of society’s response to the criminal, and points to the process through which a person is defined as a criminal as a significant contributory factor in determining future criminality. Using the Internet, examine the career and life of an entertainer that is frequently in the spotlight due to deviant or criminal behavior. (For example, Miles Teller, Robert Downey, Jr., Travis Scott, Chris Soules, Chief Keef, Soulja Boy, Justin Bieber, R. Kelly.) Next, discuss labeling theory and social process theory as it applies to your chosen entertainer. Provide examples that support your response.
- Some criminologists believe that a person is born a criminal. If this was true what should our society do with the “born criminal”? Justify your response.