Labels now range from dangerous dogs to Jamaican yardies drug dealers. T, Ball R, Criminological Theory Context and Consequences, 2008, 4th edition, Sage Publications Ltd. Police stop and search reports have established a 322% rise in black people being stopped and searched and 185% for white people under counterterrorism law (CJPO Act 1994) and (PACE, 1984).Practical law enforcement policies have contributed to these increase and the pattern of offences are related to these issues.You can view samples of our professional work here.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Law Teacher.Labelling theories suggests that severe societal reaction to offenders as permanent criminal’s sets in motion the process of anticipated criminal behaviour, eventually converting an offender into a life of crime. K, Textbook on Criminology, 5th Ed, 2004, Oxford University Press. Consistent with this reasoning, scholars Mead (1934) and Lemert (1951) argues that labelling “…disrupts an individual’s role in society which pressures them to adopt a role in an existing deviant group or creating their own group. Many feel this is laying in wait for some to get drunk.Policy director Isabella Sankey, director of Liberty feels “It will be jelly bean Asbos for sugared-up kids next.With recent reforms in government, we have seen a steady increase in the number of criminal offences being created.The increase in criminal justice polices has led to the likelihood of an individual becoming a lawbreaker.