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Social Control: Informal, Legal and Medical Vol: 15

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10 Nov 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
200 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance


There has been a revitalization of interest in social control over the last decade, and this volume contributes to renewed attempts to explain and conceptualize social control in all its diversity. It provides a broad conceptualization of social control which is unique. Rather than concentrating solely on law and legal control (the criminal justice system), there are also treatments of informal control (socialization, group formation and the controls exerted in everyday life) as well as medical control (norms regarding health and illness, particularly with regard to notions of 'normal' behaviour). This volume brings together cutting edge analyses - both theoretical and empirical - of social control from leading scholars in the fields of sociology, criminology, and related social sciences. "Perspectives on Social Control" is of interest not only to sociologists and criminal justice practitioners, but also to medical professionals (primarily for the focus on medical control or medicalization), as well as a wide array of scholars from a variety of disciplines concerned with the socialization process and the pressures toward conformity exerted by social groups in everyday life.
List of Contributors. Social control revisited. “Pass the trash”: The mortgage default crisis as state-corporate crime. Sex offender registration and notification laws as a means of legal control. Freedom, social control, and the problem-solving court movement. Social and ecological control: Ross's early contribution. The technology and the artefacts of social control – Monitoring criminal and anti-social behaviour through and in media cultures. Empowered communities or self-governing citizens? (Re)examining social control within the move toward community. Social control in doctor–patient relationships: Similarities and differences across medical specialties. The social control of sex and food: A brief overview. About the Authors. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Copyright page.

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