Mechanisms of Social Control

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  • SOCIAL CONTROL
    • Informal Agencies
      • Peer Group
        • Persuade you/peer pressure
          • inviting you to a party
          • Exclusion from peer group
      • Media
        • It's everywhere/ Hypodermic Syringe Model
          • Communication/    followers etc
          • Stereotypes
      • Education
        • Compulsory 11 years/ Hidden Curriculum
          • Merit (seems fair)
          • Exclusion/  Isolation
      • positive + negative sanctions
    • Formal Agencies
      • Government (Parliament)
        • Enforces laws/legislation; eg. no trespassing
      • Police
        • Patrol the streets/arrest people (negative sanctions)
      • The Criminal Justice System (Court)
        • Convict people/laws made in courts=  eg. The Crown Court for more serious convictions
      • Prison
        • Punishment/ sanction- breaking the law

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