Stigmatization - this is assignment by the surrounding society to someone of certain characteristics, most often of a negative orientation, according to external formal factors due to cultural practices, politics or personal psychological complexes. This phenomenon comes from the Greek word meaning stigma. So, for example, an individual with a diagnosis of mental disorder is often attributed to an excessive desire for violent actions or an inability to work productively.
Social stigma means a kind of connection between the infamous quality of society and the programmed attitude towards it. Due to the imposition of stereotypes, an individual becomes unable to lead a full life in society due to the deprivation of the right to recognition of society.
Some criminological concepts regard stigmatization as a result of either the process of imposing a country on a person who has committed a socially dangerous offense, the "stigma" of a criminal. An individual who once committed a wrongful act and is "branded" as a criminal, it is difficult to get rid of this "stigma" in the future. This phenomenon leads to the emergence of a whole layer of antisocial personalities.