While there are many different sociological constructs that are used to explain human deviance

While there are many different sociological constructs that are used to explain human deviance, the perspective that I will be using throughout this essay is Labeling Theory. Introduced by Howard Beckett in 1963, Labeling Theory argues that deviance is actually a product of societies tendency to label or class certain people. Through labeling, people are stereotyped and cased into certain roles, and if one fails to act within their label then they are called deviant. The way in which we expect other people to look like and behave like in a sense becomes self fulfilling prophecies. People act in a manner that is expected of them Society has the tendency to pose a perception on a person’s character and in a sense that individual is shaped by society to fit that mold.