Control Theory Essay by The Research Group

Control Theory
Examines sociological approaches to the study of conformity and deviance.
# 47990 | 2,250 words | 10 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Sociology (Theory)

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Examines a structural-functional theory of conformity and deviance proposed by Travis Hirschi. Discusses four types of social controls, the relation to criminal behavior, and the theory of Emile Durkheim.

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"Control Theory: A Comparison of Hirschi and Durkheim Sociological approaches to the study of conformity and deviance have been influenced by ideas derived from two disparate models of society - the structural-functional model and the conflict model."

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