Labeling Theory and Delinquency Policy

  title={Labeling Theory and Delinquency Policy},
  author={M. W. Klein},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={47 - 79}
  • M. W. Klein
  • Published 1986
  • Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Propositions endemic to labeling theory, and variables particularly relevant to these propositions, are combined into a guiding paradigm. Components of this labeling paradigm are then tested in an experimentally controlled police diversion project in which juvenile offenders of mid-range seriousness are randomly assigned to release, community treatment, and court petition conditions. Results provide support for some labeling propositions but not others, and are seen as specifying some of the… CONTINUE READING
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