amplification of deviance

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • deviance — Commonsensically, deviance has been seen as an attribute, as something inherent in a certain kind of behaviour or person: the delinquent, the homosexual, the mentally ill, and so forth. Indeed, this was a position which had a certain credence in… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • deviance amplification — Introduced by Leslie Wilkins in his book Social Deviance(1967), the concept suggests that a small initial deviation may spiral into ever increasing significance through processes of labelling and over reacting. It was initially linked to… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Deviancy amplification spiral — (also simply called deviance amplification) is a media hype phenomenon defined by media critics as a cycle of increasing numbers of reports on a category of antisocial behavior or some other undesirable event, leading to a moral panic. The term… …   Wikipedia

  • ПРЕУВЕЛИЧЕНИЕ ДЕВИАЦИИ — (amplification of deviance) см. Девиационное преувеличение …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

  • labelling — labelling, labelling theory Labelling theory was a major thrust of the sceptical revolution in the sociology of deviance during the 1950s and 1960s. The orthodox criminology of the immediate post war period, both in Britain and America, treated a …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Moral panic — Preparing to burn a witch in 1544. Witch hunts are an example of mass behavior fueled by moral panic. A moral panic is the intensity of feeling expressed in a population about an issue that appears to threaten the social order.[1] According to… …   Wikipedia

  • ДЕВИАЦИОННОЕ ПРЕУВЕЛИЧЕНИЕ — (deviance amplification) процесс, в котором масштабы и серьезность девиации искажаются и преувеличиваются для того, чтобы агенты социального контроля проявили больший интерес к якобы существующему явлению. Тем самым строится большое количество… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

  • ДЕВИАНТНОСТИ УСИЛЕНИЕ — (DEVIANCE AMPLIFICATION) Термин, предложенный Л.Т. Уилкинсом (Wilkins, 1964). Он указывает на то, что значительная доля тех действий, которые считаются в обществе девиантными, является непреднамеренным следствием полицейского контроля, освещения… …   Социологический словарь

  • Criminology — and penology Theories Causes and correlates of crime Anomie Differential association theory …   Wikipedia

  • societal reaction — In the labelling theory of deviance, the societal reaction refers to the range of formal and informal agencies of social control including the law, media, police, and family which, through their responses towards the deviant, greatly affect… …   Dictionary of sociology

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