. Cohen's essay, and the writing of others on the exercise of social control through community agencies, is heavily influenced by the work of Michel Foucault, notably his volume Discipline and Punish (1977).
Critics have suggested that use of both terms—community and control—is too broad and vague, prone to romanticism, and often employed for purposes of polemic. However, the idea of community control seems usefully suggestive to many writers, and is increasingly fashionable among those involved in making social and government policy. See also SOCIAL CONTROL.
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