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Chapter 4 - Chapter 4Deviance and Social Control Social...

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Chapter 4- Deviance and Social Control Social Control- refers to techniques and strategies for preventing deviant behavior in any society, occurs on all levels of society Sanctions- penalties and rewards for conduct concerning a social norm, ex. Jail Stanley Milgram- made distinction between two important levels of social control, defined conformity and obedience, did an experiment involving shock and discovered that most people obeyed higher orders Conformity- going along with peers, individuals of our own status who have no special right to direct our behavior Obedience- compliance with higher authorities in hierarchical structure Milgram discovered that in our world we are accustomed to submitting to impersonal authority figures whose status is indicated by a title or uniform There are two types of social control, informal and formal, used to conformity 1. Informal Social Control- casually to enforce norms, smile, ridicule, spanking, slapping Formal social control- carried out by authorized agents, police officers,
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mechlinski during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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