Labeling theory suggests that we become what society continually says that we are. In the case of deviance and crime, that could mean that some people are destined to continue acting in ways that are against society, almost against their will, because of the labels they are given. This Discussion challenges you to think about the life-changing consequences of labeling and to propose ideas for how one might escape the label over time.
Post a referenced, complete response to the Discussion topic after you have completed your reading. Also, respond to at least two peers by drawing a conclusion, asking a question, or offering additional resources on the topic.
After conducting research on a few government or organizational websites, develop a short scenario in which a person who is convicted of a specific crime encounters limited opportunities regarding employment and business opportunities, government benefits, and even social acceptance of that conviction. End your response by offering solutions to the barriers that the label has presented for the offender. Be sure to include the website or other references that you used to develop this scenario. Here are two search terms to help you with your research:consequences of criminal conviction.gov; collateral consequences of conviction.org
Your initial post should be at least 150-words in length. Your two follow-up posts should be at least 75-words in length each.