social control

(noun) A way to regulate, enforce, and encourage conformity to norms both formally and informally, particularly by ones peers.

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  • Plural: social controls

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How to Cite the Definition of Social Control

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social control.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-control/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social control. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-control/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social control.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-control/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social control.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-control/>.