- Agents of Social Control
- Peer groups: Crucial in forming our attitudes to society and are very influential in determining our behaviour.
- Schools: Formally in school within the classroom but also informally in expectations of teachers and fellow students through the hidden curriculum.
- Work: Need to conform to earn a living, gain promotion etc.
- Family: Teaches right and wrong.
- Legal system: Most powerful institution dealing with social control
- Religion: Teaches right and wrong.