The American education system

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The American education system requires that students complete 12 years of primary and secondary education prior to attending university or college. Although admission policies vary from one university to the next, most determine admission based on several criteria,

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LABELLING THEORYlabeling theoryconcerns the meanings people derive from one another's labels, symbols, actions, and reactions. This theory holds that behaviors are deviant only when society labels them as deviant. As such, conforming members of society, who interpret certain behaviors as deviant and then attach this label to individuals, determine the distinction between deviance and non-deviance. Labeling theory questions who applies what label to whom, why they do this, and what happens as a result of this labeling.Powerful individuals within society-politicians, judges, police officers, medical doctors, and so forth-typically impose the most significant labels. Labeled persons may include drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, delinquents, prostitutes, sex offenders, retarded people, and psychiatric patients, to mention a few. The consequences of being labeled as deviant can be far

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