Question 1. Question : TCO#2: A research approach that asks participants to describe their recent and lifetime criminal activity is called _____.

field observation

cross-sectional research


self-reported study

Question 2. Question : TCO#2: If criminologists want to see the direct effect of one factor or variable on another factor or variable, they conduct _____.

experimental research

aggregate data research

cohort research

survey research

Question 3. Question : TCO#2: What is known about the trend in property crime rates?

Like the violent crime rate, the property crime rate has increased slightly.

Unlike the violent crime rate, the property crime rate has continued to fall.

The violent crime rate and property crime rate have remained equally stable.

The violent crime rate has decreased, while the property crime rate has increased.

Question 4. Question : TCO#2: According to Wolfgang, Figlio, and Sellin’s cohort study, what percentage of chronic offenders was responsible for a significant proportion of all serious crime?

12 percent

15 percent

6 percent

25 percent

Question 5. Question : TCO#2: The relationship between class and crime is an important one for criminological theory. The weight of recent evidence seems to suggest that serious official crime is more prevalent _____.

across both the middle and lower class

among the middle class

among the upper class

among the lower class

Question 6. Question : TCO#1: ____________ is an academic discipline that makes use of the scientific methods to study the nature, extent, cause, and control of criminal behavior.


Criminal Justice



Question 7. Question : TCO#1: The theory that suggests people have free will to choose a criminal career or unlawful solutions to meet their needs or settle their problems is _____.

classical theory

conflict theory

biosocial theory

Marxist theory

Question 8. Question : TCO#1: The Chicago School was developed by a group of sociologists at _____.

the Chicago Institute of Criminology

the University of Illinois

Illinois State University

the University of Chicago

Question 9. Question : TCO#: 1 Common law was developed after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 through the verdicts of ________ who used local customs and rules of conduct as guides for decision-making.




royal judges

Question 10. Question : TCO#1: The intent to commit the criminal act is known as _____.

mens rea

actus reus

mala in se

mala prohibitum

Question 11. Question : TCO#3: Referring to the relationship between marital status and vicimization, who is least likely to become a crime victim?

Someone who is married

Someone who has never married

Someone who is divorced

Someone who is a widow or widower

Question 12. Question : TCO#3: One’s chances of victimization are reduced by _____.

staying single

staying out of public places

moving to the city

being out and about after 10 p.m.

Question 13. Question : TCO#3: When victims act provocatively, use threats or fighting words, or even attack first, this is known as _____.

passive precipitation

active precipitation

aggressive precipitation

reactive precipitation

Question 14. Question : TCO#3: In routine activities theory, a large number of unemployed teenagers would be an example of _____.

suitable targets

capable guardians

protective sentinels

motivated offenders

Question 15. Question : TCO#3: According to routine activities theory, homes that contained easily salable objects such as laptop computers, stereos, and television sets would be classified as _____.

hot targets

hot spots

suitable targets

chronic spots

Question 16. Question : TCO#4: Beccaria believed that criminals choose to commit crime and that their choices could be controlled by _____.

fear of punishment

improving economic conditions

selective incapacitation

situational crime prevention

Question 17. Question : TCO#4: While outwardly considered the most irrational of offenders, serial murders are considered rational because:

they tend to have high IQs.

they pick their targets with care.

they elude arrest for months, and sometimes for years.

they are rarely, in actuality, psychologically disturbed.

Question 18. Question : TCO#4: According to _____________, crime rates are influenced and controlled by the threat of punishment.

general deterrence

specific deterrence

diffusion of benefits

crime displacement

Question 19. Question : TCO#4: The Kansas City, Missouri police department’s study of patrol effectiveness, convinced criminologists that:

the mere presence of patrol officers on the street did not have a deterrent effect.

doubling the amount of patrol officers on the street had a deterrent effect.

The mere presence of patrol officers on the street had a deterrent effect, but only in high crime areas.

decreasing the amount of patrol officers on the street increased crime.

Question 20. Question : TCO#4: The philosophy of justice that asserts that those who violate the rights of others deserve to be punished is known as _____.

specific deterrence

just desert



Question 21. Question : TCO#4: The belief that no serious consideration should be given to biological factors when attempting to understand human nature is known as _____.

choice theory


nature theory

nurture theory

Question 22. Question : TCO#4: A disorder in which a child shows a developmentally inappropriate lack of attention and an excess of impulsivity is known as _____.

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

oppositional defiance disorder

impulse dysfunctional disorder

conduct disorder

Question 23. Question : TCO#4: A mental state, labeled ________________ is found in youngsters whose personalities require them to seek immediate gratification, to consider their own needs more important than others, and to satisfy instinctive urges without considering right and wrong.

deferred delinquency

emergent delinquency

latent delinquency

delayed delinquency

Question 24. Question : TCO#4: Social learning theory holds that people learn to be aggressive through their life experiences. Which of these is not a source of this behavior modeling process?

Environmental experiences

Family interaction

Mass media

Religious affiliation

Question 25. Question : TCO#4: According to recent media research by Bushman and Anderson violent media has __________ impact on people with preexisting tendency toward crime and violence.



an immediate

a time-delayed

Question 26. Question : TCO#4: A socially disorganized area is one in which the ______________ have broken down and can no long carry out their expected or stated functions.

institutions of social control

institutions of social service

institutions of federal government

global institutions

Question 27. Question : TCO#4: Social disorganization theory was developed by the work of two Chicago sociologists _____.

Martin and Gordon

Winfree and Mays

Sutherland and Durkheim

McKay and Shaw

Question 28. Question : TCO#4: A renewal stage in which obsolete housing is replaced and upgraded is known as _____.





Question 29. Question : TCO#4: When individuals embrace conventional social goals and have the means at their disposal to attain them, this is known as _____.





Question 30. Question : TCO#4: According to Miller’s focal concern theory, which of the following is not identified as a lower class focal concern?





Question 31. Question : TCO#4: Social learning theory suggests that crime is a/an ________ behavior.





Question 32. Question : TCO#4: The principle that criminal techniques are learned is part of _____.

differential association theory

labeling theory

social reaction theory

differential reinforcement theory

Question 33. Question : TCO#4: The view that becoming a criminal is a learning process in which potential delinquents master skills that enable them to counterbalance conventional values and drift back and forth between illegitimate and conventional behavior is known as _____.

social reaction theory

differential association theory

differential reinforcement theory

neutralization theory

Question 34. Question : TCO#4: Which one is not an element of the social bond?





Question 35. Question : TCO#4: This occurs when norm violations or crimes have very little influence on the actor and can be quickly forgotten.



Primary deviance

Secondary deviance

Question 36. Question : TCO#4: According to the instrumental theorists, unmasking the true purpose of law and justice is termed to _____.





Question 37. Question : TCO#4: The branch of conflict theory that focuses upon the emergence of a strict “law and order” philosophy and that believes street criminals prey on the poor and disenfranchised, thus making the poor doubly abused, first by the capitalist system and then by members of their own class is known as _____.

power-control theory

left realism

critical realism

peacemaking theory

Question 38. Question : TCO#4: According to the instrumental view of critical criminology, the poor may or may not commit more crimes than the rich, but _____.

their crime are less visible

they are arrested and punished less often

their crimes are more serious in nature

they are arrested and punished more often

Question 39. Question : TCO#4: Most balanced and restorative justice programs are located within _____.

the locality’s probation system

the locality’s juvenile justice system

the locality’s adult criminal justice system

the locality’s social work system

Question 40. Question : TCO#4: From a Marxist perspective, the people who perform the actual work are called _____.

the underclass

the chattering class

the bourgeoisie

the proletariat


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