Juvenile Crime Labeling

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Assuming that the labeling theory is correct, we can solve the juvenile crime problem several ways. The idea of a connection between formal criminal labeling and eventual deviance is especially pertinent to juvenile justice. Labeling an offender which results in being rejected socially is not an effective method of crime control. As we discussed, juveniles who are labeled can be stigmatized and lead to an eventual career as a criminal. Instead of discouraging participation in conventional activities by labeling and isolating offenders, Braithwaite found that juvenile crime policy should be remedial and foster reintegration following shame (Braithwaite, 1989). This could be conducted through closer observation of academics, advisement in

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