Death By Fire Labeling Theory

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After reviewing the topics in this course I found In the Watch & Think assignment "Death by Fire," Todd Willingham is arrested, tried and convicted of the murders of his three daughters and sentenced to death. Reports from the neighbors in the documentary claimed Willingham was "a very mean man" and by the law enforcement investigator Jimmie Hensley (2010),"You got to count his actions before and after. You got to count his actions during the fire, and things like that that makes the whole story. Not just one little segment of it, its every bit of the story.” In my findings Todd was not given a fair trial simply because he was the classic product of “labeling theory”. Labeling theory defines deviant labeling is set into motion various, social
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