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Informal Social Control

  • By: Jay Corzine, Lin Huff-Corzine & Holli Marshall
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Informal social control includes the attempts of individuals and groups to achieve compliance to norms through positive and negative responses ranging from praise, ostracism, and avoidance to physical assault and death. Formal social control, on the other hand, refers to efforts ...

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