Social control: an introduction

Social control: an introduction

Social control: an introduction

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): James J. Chriss
  • Biografical Information: J.Chriss, Associate Professor of Sociology, Cleveland State University
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2007
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Additional Format

Online version: Chriss, James J., 1955- Social control. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA: Polity, 2007 (OCoLC)654129510

Short Description

VI, 230 pages ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Social control: an introduction is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: James J. Chriss.
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 23 editions
  • First edition Date: 2007
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: English, Chinese
  • Library of Congress Code: KJ147
  • Dewey Code: 303.33
  • ISBN: 9780745638577 0745638570 0745638589 9780745638584
  • OCLC: 85829343

Publisher Description:

In this clear and engaging new book, James J. Chriss carefully guides readers through the debates about social control. The book provides a comprehensive guide to historical debates and more recent controversies.

Main Contents

What is social control?
A typology of social control
Informal control
Medical control
Legal control
Informal control : the urban underclass, housing, segregation, and the code of the street
Medical control : ADHD, selective mutism, and VIolence as a disease
Legal control : racial profiling, hate crimes and the growth in imprisonment
Terrorism and social control
Conclusion: The future of social control?

Table of Contents

1. What is Social Control?
2. A Typology of Social Control
3. Informal Control
4. Medical Control
5. Legal Control
6. Informal Control: The Urban Underclass, Housing Segregation, and the Code of the Street
7. Medical Control: ADHD, Selective Mutism, and Violence as a Disease
8. Legal Control: Racial Profiling, Hate Crimes, and the Growth in Imprisonment
9. Terrorism and Social Control
10. Conclusion: The Future of Social Control?

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