Austraallaste uuring sotsiaalse kontrolli aspektidest on väga vajalik lisateadmine politsei sidumisel tegevuskeskkonnaga.

Black (1998) defines social control as a “mechanism by which a person or group expresses a grievance” and “a mode of conducting normative business” (p. 5). Social control can be roughly divided into formal and informal mechanisms of control. In the criminological context, informal mechanisms of social control are actions taken by members of the public to uphold community norms, laws, and regulations

Analüüsitavateks andmeteks olid Griffith University üleriikliku uuringu andmed, mis puudutasid ka riiklike institutsioonide käitumist.

We found a positive and significant relationship between police effectiveness and all three modes of informal social control measured, and a negative relationship between police effectiveness and “doing nothing.”

The role of police and the community in setting and enforcing norms for behavior are particularly salient in the context of COVID-19 when rules for behavior are rapidly changing, and non-compliance with the rules may be subsequently high

Sargeant, E., Murphy, K., McCarthy, M., & Williamson, H. (2021). The Formal-Informal Control Nexus During COVID-19: What Drives Informal Social Control of Social Distancing Restrictions During Lockdown? Crime & Delinquency.