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Social control .
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:37:06 PM »
The term "social control" was first coined by Albion Woodbury Small and George Edgar Vincent in 1894; however, at the time sociologists only showed sporadic interest in the subject .

Some social philosophers have played a role in the development of social control such as Thomas Hobbes in his work Leviathan that discusses social order and how the state exerts this using civil and military power; as well as Cesare Beccaria's On crimes and punishments that argues that people will avoid criminal behavior  if their acts result in harsher punishment, stating that changes in punishment will act as a form of social control  Sociologist Èmile Durkheim also explored social control in the work The Division of Labour in Society and discusses the paradox of deviance, stating that social control is what makes us abide by laws in the first place .

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