Pepinsky, Harold E.
August 1982
Humanity & Society;Aug82, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p227
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the process of humanizing the social control. The author gives arguments concerning the issue that how a human being can accommodate to forces of nature to maximize chances of survival of the species. The author emphasizes on the need for purpose in social research that it can be used in building knowledge of a kind that promotes human survival. According to his view, the social control has been associated with more closely ordering human relations, which actually gets human relations further out of control. This accounts for our failure to control such problems as crime, stagflation, and war. Social control consists of creating the conditions under which unexplained variance in behavior or status attainment increases, which increases odds that people will survive together. As the rigidity of social relations increases, people get jailed, fired and killed, as human beings destroy their potential. to live together. It is required that human creativity be tolerated rather than suppressed.


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