curious to know if the labeling theory was a useful theory. I have always considered the labeling theory to be a hard theory to measure. It is hard to measure if a label becomes the cause for a person to become delinquent. Is it the label or some other factors? This paper will go into detail about some of the main contributors to the labeling theory. It will explain how the contributors applied the labeling theory. This paper will also explain how the labeling theory grew into what it is today.
Antisocial behaviour: the construction of a crime Now the New Labour government has revealed its 'respect' agenda, the problem of 'antisocial behaviour' has moved to the forefront of political debate. But what is it? by Stuart Waiton 'Antisocial: opposed to the principles on which society is constituted.' (Oxford English Dictionary, 1885). 'Antisocial: contrary to the laws and customs of society; causing annoyance and disapproval in others: children's antisocial behaviour.' (Oxford English Dictionary