The following is an application activity for the topic of Social Control.
Students are given 10 different scenarios in which they are asked to role-play that they come across this "deviant act" in society and are instructed to decide what, if anything, they would do to.
This activity allows students to apply social control to real life scenarios and answer the question about the effectiveness of social control.
Students enjoy working with partners to determine what they would do in each scenario. Students like the real-world application piece of this activity and it really gets them thinking and applying the term and idea of Social Control.