Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Deviance and Social Control

Deviance and Social Control


"Semiformal" Social Control

a huge territory of noncriminal, nonpenal bureaucratic social control, administered by the government, which attempts to deal with the troublesome behavior of persons under their authority.
If a persons behavior becomes extremely troublesome, an array of agencies, bureaucracies, and organizations may step in to handle or control that person, to punish or bring him or her into line with the rules. These employees of these agencies are known as Professional Controllers. i.e. social workers, psychiatrists, truant officers, and representatives, functionaries and officers of mental hospitals, civil courts, social welfare offices, unemployment offices, departments of motor vehicles, and public schools.
Professional Controllers

Do not possess the power of arrest or incarceration, but can make recommendations to agents in the CJS that may have bering on arrest and incarceration.


THIS LIST SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE INSURANCE COMPANY CASEWORKERS- in my never to be humble opinion.

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