Double jeopardy: The abuse and punishment of homeless youth

John L Hagan, Bill McCarthy

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The state usually is assigned primacy in sociological discussions of sanctioning. 1 However, it is crucial to understand that the family also plays a major role in social sanctioning and that the state and the family are interrelated sanctioning systems. In many ways legal sanctions act as a subset of social sanctions enforced by the authority of government within the larger social system that includes the family. Thus legal and social sanctions are connected in a variety of ways, sometimes opposing and sometimes reinforcing one another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInequality, Crime, and Social Control
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429968365
ISBN (Print)9780813320052
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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