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Law Enforcement Berger The Meaning of Social Controls Marx The Ironies of Social Control Social control keeps groups and individuals in check. Can't always rely on law enforcement to control people. Need to control each other Can also lead to an increase in crime Escalation -An increase in frequency of ordinary violations -Increase in severity of violations -Appearance of new categories for offenders Nonenforcement -Police let offenders break rules in return for services/information Covert Ops -Deceptively lie to gain information Wilson and Killing Broken Windows Previously, Vollmer policies in which you had patrol cars, less interaction with the community. Broken Windows thesis wants to revert back to foot patrol -Become more in tune with the neighborhood -Fixing the little things Little things -A sign of fear in the community -A welcoming to criminals Vollmer Police Progress in the Last Twenty Five Years Conducted physical and psychological tests on recruits
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course SOC 232 taught by Professor Marthashockey-eckles during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.

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