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Transcarceration and Social Control Policy The 1980s And Beyond Crime and Delinquency January 1996 Volume 42 Issue 1 Page 114 By W Wesley Johnson Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sam Houston State University S161-15 Tuesday Thursday Theory Functionalist Perspective This article talks about how important control is needed in society As a whole society has many aspects in the ways the government and communities keep the peace It also talks about the findings of the interactions of different forms of control The one thing that does not change is the constant variable of economic and social conditions Social control and deviance are under the influence of economic media demographic and political activities pg1 The interaction between the various forms of control is characterized as transcarcerationpg1 Social control is a part of living and keeping society in check is what makes organizations run smoothly Without these organizations society would be in chaos The Transcarceration Model compares schools factories and hospitals to prisons Michel Foucault states that modern societies are shaped by a variety of social controls Peer pressure and the environment the child grew up in also contributes to the acts of social deviance Personal experiences and relationships have a way of helping how the future might come out Over the past twenty years researchers put blame on the economic slope to underclass citizens along with more welfare cases and poverty The intercity and blacks for example are statistically shown the most pg3 Trade-off transcarceration effects of all forms of control were restricted to the punishment and mental hospitalization up to the early 1970s pg4 Andrew Scull 1984 examined various control strategies to develop a historically informed macro sociological perspective on the interrelationships between deviance social structures and the wider social systems of which they both are a part of and essentially support pg5 The taxpayers contribute to the forms of punishment
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