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Theories of Crime: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why are differential association and differential reinforcement similar?

Question 2 2. Which theory says that people make logical choices about the circumstances under which to commit crimes?

Question 3 3. Why are psychological theories of crime criticized?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. The idea that the community shapes a person's behavior is called the social _____ theory.

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Question 6 6. _____ theories of crimes look at how differences in people's thoughts or feelings can lead to criminal behavior.

Question 7 7. Differential _____ is the idea that people learn values and behaviors associated with crimes.

Question 8 8. _____ involves weighing the possibility of pleasure derived from committing a crime against the possibility of pain derived from getting caught and punished.

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. In the 1800s, what was the common perception of criminals?

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Question 11 11. The biological theory of criminology is focused on _____ and _____.

Question 12 12. Why has the biological theory of criminology been criticized?

Question 13 13. According to studies done in the 20th century, which of the following is a trait of a community with a high crime rate?

Question 14 14. After Serena received a diagnosis of mental illness, others negatively labeled her, which changed her self-concept and social identity. This is an example of a _____.

Question 15 15. George attends a town hall meeting to ask his local politician what steps can be taken to address the rising crime in the area. George explains that he believes deeply that nobody is born a criminal; he thinks instead that circumstances in the community helped lead to this rise in crime. Which of the following theories is George most likely to agree with?

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Question 16 16. Marco repeatedly violates a social norm that leads his colleagues to make assumptions about him and label him. This is an example of _____.

Question 17 17. A child who comes from an abusive household and becomes an abuser is demonstrating:

Question 18 18. _____ theories of criminology believe that society influences a person to become a criminal.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a program based on sociological theories of criminology?

Question 20 20. Differential _____ is the idea that rewards and punishments shape behavior.

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Question 21 21. Holly believes her son will be tempted to engage in at least some deviant behavior, but family and peer influences will be enough to stop him. Holly's belief is most consistent with _____.

Question 22 22. A vigilante on a television show is viewed as a hero by the community, while law enforcement sees him as a criminal. This illustrates _____.

Question 23 23. Jenny is a career counselor. Once a month she goes to the state prison to talk with inmates about possible jobs they could acquire once they leave prison. This is an example of:

Question 24 24. Why do some people criticize the rational choice theory?

Question 25 25. What do we call the effect of a person's environment on his or her personality?

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Question 26 26. Social disorganization theory was first described by:

Question 27 27. Why do some people like the rational choice theory?

Question 28 28. Based on differential reinforcement, in which situation is the negative behavior most likely to be repeated?

Question 29 29. Which person is the rational choice theory least likely to apply to?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a psychological theory of crime?

Theories of Crime: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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