1. How has socialization affected the manner in which you view social norms and societal law? What agents of socialization have had the most profound effect in your life?
2. Do you believe there is a growing culture of shamelessness in society? Explain.
3. Which variation of social control—informal or formal—do you believe is the most effective in curbing deviant behavior?
4. Identify and describe at least three types of informal shamings that you have been a part of and describe three types of formal shamings.
5. Explain the various prevention strategies utilized in society.
6. Describe the role of law enforcement in society. Do you believe they are doing an effective job in curtailing criminal behavior?
7. What is your reaction to learning about the high rate of incarceration in the United States compared to other countries?