Lecture 17 - February 7, 2008 Relationship between law and...

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February 7, 2008 - Relationship between law and social control o Informal social control exemplified by the idea of two different types of social action: Folkways established norms of common practice Social Mores Social norms associated with right and wrong - Informal tool of social control gossip - Social Control ways that members of society use to maintain order and promote predictability. It can be both formal and informal. o Internalization o External pressure - How do informal social controls operate? o Effectiveness: Best: face to face interactions Argument: Division of labor increases diversity of behavior o Most effective in smaller communities o Example: Perceptions of crime Boggs compared perceptions of crime in towns, suburbs and cities Most likely in city to feel neighborhood was not as safe Reliance in towns on informal social control, but formal in cities o Unger: Bureaucratic law: Arises when we cannot ensure that people will act in
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course LAWS 1000 taught by Professor Kuzmarov during the Winter '08 term at Carleton CA.

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Lecture 17 - February 7, 2008 Relationship between law and...

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