Give an example of how a person might come to be seen as deviant (or criminal) without having committed an act of deviance.   The Labeling Theory is a subset of Interactionism. This theory assumes...

Give an example of how a person might come to be seen as deviant (or criminal) without having committed an act of deviance. 

 The Labeling Theory is a subset of Interactionism. This theory assumes that the ACTIONS one performs are not as important as the REACTIONS of those around the supposed ‘deviant’ individual. In fact, labeling theorists point out that people can be labeled as ‘deviant’ without having committed any actual deviant activity. Nevertheless, once so labeled, the person may be seen as deviant (or criminal) by society.

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The most common way for a person to be labeled as deviant when they have not actually committed any deviant act is for the person to have characteristics that are stereotypically associated with deviants.

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