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informal rules
informal rules are taken for granted rather then written down.
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social control methods
the process by which individuals are encouraged to conform by the rules. Methods may involve sanctions, to reduce deviant acts.
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formal social control
control of peoples behaviour based on written laws and rules.
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informal social control
control of peoples behaviour based on social processes such as the approval of others.
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stereotypes
fixed views on particular groups such as women.
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victim surveys
household based studies which ask respondents about their experience of crime, whether or not they have been a victim
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white collar cime
crimes committed by people in high status such as accountants/doctors e.g tax evasion
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ethnic group
a social group whose members share an identity based on their cultural traditions
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corporate crime
crimes committed by employees on behalf of the company, e.g manufacturing unsafe products
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repeat victimisation
being a victime of the same type of crime regularly
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racist victimisation
individuals are targeted because of their race or religion
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social control methods

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the process by which individuals are encouraged to conform by the rules. Methods may involve sanctions, to reduce deviant acts.

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formal social control

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informal social control

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stereotypes

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