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Social control : an introduction

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, examining in detail the criminal justice system, medicine, everyday life and national security
Print Book, English, 2007
Polity, Cambridge, UK, 2007
vi, 230 pages ; 26 cm
9780745638577, 9780745638584, 0745638570, 0745638589
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?