social control

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so·cial con·trol

the influence on the behavior of a person exerted by other people or by society as a whole; for example, through appropriate social norms, ostracism, or the criminal law.
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The duty of civil obedience is not explained away and the power to bind the conscience of men is not taken away from God.
By this time, I had decided to move beyond letter writing to what I call "an act of civil obedience." In an open letter to the president, published in the campus newspaper, I announced that I would be defying the illegal practice of the Administration and adhering to the letter of the statute by holding classes on the Jewish high holy days.
When they did this, they rarely mentioned Romans 13; and when they did cite it, they did so not to promote civil obedience, but to defend themselves from the charge of treason.
Their absence of curiosity and robotic civil obedience,
When one burns the flag, however, the act of civil obedience extends beyond the boundaries of an endeavor to change an existing state attitude.
At the same time, we are reestablishing the concepts of civil obedience and law and order in recently liberated Iraq and helping to secure our homeland in the global war on terrorism.
"Civil Obedience," "Status Quo" and "Los Flamingoes" bring to mind punk combinations a la the Vandals.
The MoD spokesman said the Paratroopers, who helped take Basra, were now seeking to restore humanitarian and civil obedience with the community.
Ordinary laws and policies ordinarily deserve civil obedience, not disobedience.
Kuehl's notions of civil obedience and responsibility merely update an old custom of American race relations: the one in which a Negro caught whistling at a white woman, or even looking at her improperly, was lynched on the spot.