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Sociology: Formal and Informal Social Control
Informal Social Control

Informal Social Control

This is social control through the agencies of socialisation which can be considered agencies of informal social control including :

  • Family
  • School
  • Peer group
  • Mass media
  • Workplace
  • Religion


  • So the above agencies influence individuals in varying amounts in terms of their learning the rights and wrongs of society.

    Put the above 6 agencies of socialisation in order from the one that you think had most influence on your learning about appropriate and acceptable behaviour to the one that had least.

    Put each of the following statements into the correct box, where you think they are most likely to affect the process of learning about what behaviour is acceptable and what is not.

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