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Intro to Criminology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does the neoclassical school of criminology believe about criminal behavior?

Question 2 2. Cohen and Felson proposed the idea that crime occurs when _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following factors does the sociological perspective of crime focus on?

Question 4 4. In the United States, what was the result of a large number of men serving in the military during World War II as far as crime was concerned?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is TRUE about the classical school's perspective on punishment?

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Question 6 6. Rationality is a key principle of which theory of criminology?

Question 7 7. What other neoclassical assumption does the notion of deterrence rest on? Choose the one, best answer.

Question 8 8. Contemporary rational choice theorists differ from their classical predecessors in what way?

Question 9 9. What is the primary theoretical assumption neoclassical criminologists make about human decision-making?

Question 10 10. Drawing from routine activities theory, how might you solve the problem described in the opening 'bus scenario'? Which of the following is the most realistic policy proposal:

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Question 11 11. Routine activities theory assumes that three things must be in place in order for a crime to occur. What are these three factors?

Question 12 12. When did the classical school of criminology originate?

Question 13 13. What do we call the idea that people seek pleasure and avoid pain?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a central tenet of the classical school of criminology?

Question 15 15. Why would you not expect a punishment for a crime in contemporary America to be excessive or unreasonable?

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Question 16 16. How has the classical school of criminology influenced modern judicial systems?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best describes the psychological view of criminology?

Question 18 18. Why did crime decrease during the 1940s?

Question 19 19. In the 1980s, criminologists focused on why _____ crime was increasing so much.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is one of the four perspectives of the study of criminology?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following would NOT be considered in a sociological study of a criminal?

Intro to Criminology Chapter Exam Instructions

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