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Task One Consolidation

We can conclude that law is a formal mechanism of social control that is necessary to create social order. However, it is not universal. Other communities may rely on custom, tradition, morals, and religion to create order. In addition, we also use other controls: e.g. political and social rules.

For instance, it is morally wrong to commit adultery, but is not against the law and cannot be punished by law, but society deems it to be socially unacceptable. Many faiths celebrate particular events or festivals such as Christmas or Diwali, but it is not against the law if we choose to ignore them.