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NCJ Number: 157580 Find in a Library
Title: Engineering of Social Control: The Search for the Silver Bullet (From Crime and Inequality, P 225-246, 1995, John Hagan and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. - See NCJ-157570)
Author(s): G T Marx
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter explores the notion of the engineered society and the continuing professionalization and specialization of social control.
Abstract: The goals of the engineered society are to eliminate or limit violations by controlling the physical environment and to eliminate or reduce the role of human agents. Deterrence is achieved by devaluing and insulating potential targets and increasing the certainty that violations and violators will be discovered. Six social engineering strategies -- target removal, target devaluation, target insulation, offender incapacitation, offender exclusion, and identification of offender, offense, and target -- are described and considered in terms of implications for theory and policy. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Deterrence; Social control theory
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