assessing informal social control against the highly stigmatized
Abbreviated Journal Title
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS; COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES; COMMUNITY REENTRY; EXPERIENCES; PERCEPTIONS; IMPACT; RESTRICTIONS; REGISTRATION; PUNISHMENT; STRESS; Criminology & Penology; Psychology, Social; Sociology
Both formal and informal social controls are powerful guides and restrictions on behaviors. This study assesses the types of informal social control-observations and interventions, and proposes a division of intervention strategies into two subforms-expressions of disapproval and direct sanctions. Using data from two states (Kansas and Oklahoma) analyses show that registered sex offenders are subject to a wide variety of informal community social control efforts. These offenders feel moderate to high levels of stress, with observation and direct sanctions, but not with expressions of disapproval. Examinations of differences between sex offenders with adult and child victims show no differences in receipt of informal social control efforts or resulting stress.
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