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Individual Theories of Delinquency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Under the theory of general deterrence, why will people not break the law?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of general deterrence in the criminal justice system?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an example of general deterrence theory?

Question 4 4. What does general deterrence seek to achieve?

Question 5 5. What determines the effectiveness of a specific deterrent?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following legal theories encourages punishment that is proportionate to the crime?

Question 7 7. The age of the offender and his criminal history are factors that may be considered when deciding which of the following types of punishments?

Question 8 8. Which of the following definitions describes the purpose of specific deterrence?

Question 9 9. The psychological theory that our personalities are a combination of unconscious desire and early childhood experience is known as what?

Question 10 10. Focusing on the unconscious aspects of Freud's theories, Carl Jung referred to instinctual knowledge and impulses as what?

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Question 11 11. Freud suggested that a conscious awareness of the moral lessons and social expectations kept people from giving in to the id, which he refers to as what?

Question 12 12. In the present, psychodynamics remains influential in mental health treatment, including which of the following?

Question 13 13. Why do some people criticize the rational choice theory?

Question 14 14. Which person is the rational choice theory least likely to apply to?

Question 15 15. Why do some people like the rational choice theory?

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Question 16 16. Which theory says that people make logical choices about the circumstances under which to commit crimes?

Question 17 17. Why are cognitive theories some of the most commonly used today?

Question 18 18. What is the difference between a theory and a fact?

Question 19 19. What are cognitive behavioral theories? What does this theory type attempt to explain?

Question 20 20. Why is it important to be familiar with or knowledgeable about theories of criminal behavior?

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Question 21 21. _____ theories of crimes look at how differences in people's thoughts or feelings can lead to criminal behavior.

Question 22 22. A child who comes from an abusive household and becomes an abuser is demonstrating:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a common characteristic of the criminal population?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a psychological theory of crime?

Question 25 25. Mark's research is focused on looking for abnormalities in a person's brain that might lead to criminal behavior. What kind of researcher is he?

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Question 26 26. Mary's research is focused on looking for a specific gene that might predispose someone to criminal behavior. What kind of researcher is she?

Question 27 27. Some studies have shown that in a set of identical twins who are raised separately, if one twin becomes a criminal, the second twin is _____ likely to also become a criminal, as compared to two siblings raised separately that are not twins.

Question 28 28. The biological theory of criminology is focused on _____ and _____.

Question 29 29. Bob is arrested for the fourth time for driving while intoxicated. The law states that the judge has the discretion to sentence Bob to jail for up to ten years. Is this an example of general deterrence?

Question 30 30. A punishment that discourages the public at large from breaking the law is known as:

Individual Theories of Delinquency Chapter Exam Instructions

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