Social Ties and Informal Social Control

Keri B. Burchfield, The Pennsylvania State University

Despite the substantive significance of social ties for community social control, research has yet to adequately explore demographic differences in the establishment and effectiveness of social ties.

Research is needed to address the determinants, nature and content of social ties. Several mechanisms operating at the neighborhood-level, including neighboring and community attachment, will be explored to understand the relationship between social ties and informal social control.

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Updated 05/20/2006