This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses Scottish Pakistanis under the general categories of 'Asians', 'South Asians' and 'people from the Indian sub-continent.' It deals with the historical development of the Pakistani community in Scotland, its social organisation and the way(s) its various social institutions operate as agencies of social control. The book examines the fundamental social institutions of Edinburgh's Pakistani community. It deals with the empirical examination of Attachment, defined as an individual's emotional involvement in (significant) others and therefore sensitivity to their feelings, wishes and expectations. The book deals with the empirical examination of relationships between the other three elements of the social bond - Commitment, Involvement, Belief- and deviance among the sixty Pilrig boys. It explores and illustrates the interconnections between the various institutional mechanisms of social control within Edinburgh's Pakistani community.