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PSYC 1115
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JOHN HAGAN’S POWER CONTROL THEORY**  Argues that social control lies in the informal social controls exerted within the family setting.  Acknowledges that deviance and risk-taking activities can be "fun" or thrilling – that many individuals would engage in such activities if not sufficiently controlled/restrained.  Instead of focusing on male criminality and effectiveness/ineffectiveness of informal/formal social controls, power control theory attempts to address issue of why males are more likely to be delinquent (i.e., less controlled/restrained) than females. THE PATRIARCHAL HOUSEHOLD**  Type of patriarchal household discussed by power
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