Labeling theory proposes that self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the words used to describe or classify them; the stigma and isolation resulting from labels attached to those who deviate from social norms can be demeaning and may become deeply entrenched in one’s self-concept (Goffman, 1963; Maruna, LeBel, Mitchell, & […]
For lack of a better title to this story I think this says it all. A Mesa football player was booked on 70 counts related to a team photo that shows him exposing himself, the number of charges could be reduced or dropped according to USATodayHSS where a prosecutor in Mesa, AZ says, Mesa police booked […]
State appeals ruling keeping boy off sex offender registry LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s attorney general is appealing a federal judge’s decision to block the state from putting a 13-year-old boy who moved to Nebraska from Minnesota on its public list of sex offenders. Suzanne Gage, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, said […]
Please read this intense article by Sarah Stillman, staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting scholar at the N.Y.U. Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The following is truncated and an excerpt of her post, due to the length and explicitness of the full article. link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/when-kids-are-accused-of-sex-crimes [first four paragraphs in disassociate order] One afternoon, […]
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