ANTHRO 169 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Airpods, Self-Control, Social ControlPremium
Course CodeANTHRO 169
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ANTHRO. 169: WEEK 5 - FRIDAY LECTURE
- Assumes that everybody is born anti-social.
- People learn to detach from this personality and learn other behaviors through social
Self-Control is acquired(2 branches of the theory)
- Social control: relationship between an individual and society.
- Self control: the ability that people have to resist temptations.
- People attain self-control by the age 8-10.
Policy implications on self-control
- Parenting is incredibly crucial when it comes to self-control
●Parents must supervise and deploy some sort of punishment if misbehavior is
●This notion is challenging because the state intervenes in parenting in two
different ways: punishment to parents if they punish children but also punishing
parents for failing to properly supervise and correct children.
●If it is true that people correct their behavior by the of 8-10, then correction
facilities no longer work.
●Correction facilities assume that people will begin to misbehave again if put in
certain circumstances, which is why these facilities still exist to “correct” such
- Where does the victim stand in a crime?
- Victim characteristics: victimization is not random at all; statistics show that
victimization is in fact non-random.
- But this is opposite of what victims think when experiencing crime, they think that these
crimes happen to them randomly but that is not the case.
- How can we tell that a crime is random?
●Must look at the different types of people walking around in a certain area
in a place, one option is that the crime happened to someone randomly.
●The other option is that the victimizer deliberately chooses the victim
based on specific characteristics that make them a viable target.
●There may be characteristics in a victim that can increase their chances of
being victimized(ex: a person wearing airpods, because they are
expensive, that increase their chances of being victimized)
●Crime is the interaction between the characteristics of the victim and
●This can also be due to unreported bias; who is willing to report crime and
who is not?
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