1.6.5.Social Control

1.6.5.Social Control

Introduction: Social Control is the control of society over the individual. Some of man’s tendencies are beneficial to society while others are detrimental to the interests of the society. These harmful tendencies have to be controlled for the welfare of the society. Thus, social control is exercised by Society over the undesirable and harmful tendencies of man. Social control creates theses conditions in which man can be socialized and prevented from performing antisocial activities. Social and control includes all these processes, methods, mores, patterns etc. Which render assistance in this work.


1. Brearly defined social control as a collective term for these processes and agencies, planned and unplanned by which individuals are taught, persuaded or compelled conform to the usages and life valves of the group to which they belong. Social Control includes these laws by which an individual behaves in consumence with the mores of the group.

2. Gillin and Gillin : Social Control is the system of measures, suggestions, persuasion, restraint and coercion by whatever means including physical force by which a society brings into conformity to the approved pattern of behaviour of a sub-group or by which a group moulds into conformity its members.

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