To finish our exploration of deviance theories, we looked at the following theories:
- Hirschi’s Control theory (typically viewed as a Functionalist theory). For information on this theory see the Robertson and Van Krieken handout in the previous post.
- Becker’s Labelling theory (viewed as an Interactionist theory). Information for this theory can also be found in Robertson and in the Van Krieken reading.
- Marx’s Conflict theory (Chambliss is another important Conflict theorist who applied Conflict theory to deviance). See resources below.
Chambliss study (Conflict theory)
Giddens Deviance (Information on all theories including Conflict)