Abridged from Labeling Deviant Behavior, pp. 148-53, 159-66, 169-73 by permission of Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. Copyright © 1971 by Edwin M. Schur. Edwin M. Schur is Professor of Sociology at New York University. His Crimes Without Victims, published in 1965, has had a major impact on the sociology of deviant behavior, on legal thinking about criminal justice, and on public policy. Professor Schur specializes in the sociology of deviance and the sociology of law and public policy.