Chap 8 (social control)

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Chapter 8 Social Control
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Social Control Collective efforts to ensure conformity to the norms. Formal vs. Informal “Informal” subject of considerable discussion to this point
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Hechter and Kanazawa: Informal Social Control – Why do the Japanese conform? 1. principle of dependence : Japanese especially dependent on others (teachers or employees determine fate) 2. principle of visibility: Japanese interactions less private… more visibility 3. principle of extensiveness: “Others” assume the right to weigh in on everything, including lifestyle expectations
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Three Methods of Formal Social Control 1. Prevention: a) Remove opportunities for deviant acts to occur or b) eliminate their causes. 2. Deter deviance with the threat of punishment. 3. Reform or resocialize people so they no longer want to deviate.
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Some prevention efforts do NOT focus on perpetrator “Broken Windows” – James Q Wilson “Broken window” if left uncorrected, soon all will be broken Indication that no one cares
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