Agents of Social Control

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  • 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.


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