(noun) A punishment for breaking an established norm.
Example: Getting a traffic ticket for speeding.
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- Plural: negative sanctions
- The terms negative sanction and negative social sanction are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Sociologists study four primary types of sanctions: formal sanctions, informal sanctions, negative sanctions, and positive sanctions.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “negative sanction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 25, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/negative-sanction/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
negative sanction. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/negative-sanction/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “negative sanction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 25, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/negative-sanction/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“negative sanction.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/negative-sanction/>.