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NCJ Number: 40953 Find in a Library
Title: SANCTION FEAR AND THE MAINTENANCE OF SOCIAL ORDER
Journal: SOCIAL FORCES  Volume:55  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:579-596
Author(s): C R TITTLE
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina Press
Marketing Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EIGHT INDEPENDENT VARIABLES SUGGESTED BY EXTANT THEORIES OF DEVIANCE/CONFORMITY ARE COMPARED ON THEIR ABILITY TO PREDICT INDEPENDENTLY NINE DIFFERENT KINDS OF SELF ESTIMATED FUTURE DEVIANCE.
Abstract: DATA WERE GATHERED IN A SAMPLE SURVEY OF THE POPULATIONS AGED 15 AND OVER IN NEW JERSEY, IOWA, AND OREGON. THE RESULTS SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT AT LEAST SOME KINDS OF SANCTION FEAR ARE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO CONFORMITY. FEAR OF INTERPERSONAL LACK OF RESPECT WAS FOUND TO BE THE SECOND BEST PREDICTOR OF THE EIGHT CONSIDERED. THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT THE REINFORCEMENT VALUE OF A BEHAVIOR, THE PROBABILITY OF LOSING RESPECT AMONG THOSE ONE KNOWS PERSONALLY, MORAL COMMITMENTS, AND DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATION ARE THE PRIMARY DETERMINANTS OF CONFORMITY. THE RESULTS UNDERLINE THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE MULTIPLE-VARIABLE THEORY WHICH CAN SPECIFY VARIED CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH CONFORMITY TO DEVIANCE FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF NORMS CAN BE EXPECTED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Crime prediction; Deterrence; Deviance; Theory
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