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NORM Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

1. A non stated set of guidelines which specify normal behaviour is a social context. Social control and order are prevalent due to the pressure exterted on an individual to coform to the social norm, one which is expected from all members of a community from each other. 2. A set of standard rules and laws laid down by the legal system, religions or persons of social authority which judges the appropriateness or inappropriateness of an individual’s actions.


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