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SOC 271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Social Control, Victims Family, Social Disorganization TheoryPremium

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SOC 271
Robert Crutchfield

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SOC271 Lecture 21 - Systems of Social Control
December 6, 2018
Justice Systems
Classic approach: Attempting to make pain of punishment (cost) higher than level of
pleasure (profit/benefit) of commiting crime
Restorative justice: make-up losses to victim of crime.
Zimbabwean justice systems:
Classic justice system
Example: someone stole a car. Person who commited crime goes to jail.
Person who lost car… does not have a car still.
Restorative justice system.
“Make the victim whole again”
Example: If thief steals a cow, thief’s family must give victim’s
family a cow back
In small-village environment where everyone knows each-other
Murder does not happen!
Foreign notion to small villages
People dependent on each-other
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commision
There was a time when the white minority ruled black majority
Intermarriage illegal
Nelson Mandela: became first president of liberated South Africa
Everyone expected revenge-massacre of whites after liberation
Started the ‘truth and reconciliation commision’
If told the truth of your crimes, and asked for forgiveness, was
forgiven for crimes
Because main resource to families was knowledge of what
happened to their relatives
Victim/offender conferences
Offender must talk about their crime
Panel of victims then speaks about effect of crime on them
The main hope is for rehabilitation/healing of all parties
Formal Social Control
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