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The power of labeling

We will examine the power of labeling, as well as the differences between white-collar and street crime.

Are labels ever desirable? What non-criminal labels might impact a person’s likelihood to commit crime?
Does labeling result from behavior or personal qualities? What might this have to do with immigration policies?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of sociological theories, such as differential association, anomie, and strain, in their ability to explain blue-collar and white-collar crimes? Do these theories better explain blue-collar crimes than white-collar crimes? Why?
It has been suggested that white-collar crimes are motivated by “classical” factors, while street crimes are primarily “positive” in nature. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.