AN EXPANDED DEFINITION
• SOCIOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF:
• Social relations- the way that individuals and groups relate to each
other (governed or controlled by law and by the criminal justice system)
• Social forces- shape our political system, our social system, our laws
and our criminal justice system
• Social conduct- how we behave or conduct ourselves in our social
AN EXPANDED DEFINITION cont. Social conventions- norms or expectations – what people expect we will
do. Some are informal, some formal.
Social constraints- can be formal or informal.