Theories of Delinquent Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways transitions or turning points help a person desist from crime?

Question 2 2. Sampson and Laub's age-graded theory was developed using data from a study conducted by whom?

Question 3 3. _____ theory states there are multiple pathways to crime.

Question 4 4. Psychological trajectories include all but which of the following?

Question 5 5. The biological theory of criminology is focused on _____ and _____.

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Question 6 6. 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?

Question 7 7. Which theory says that people make logical choices about the circumstances under which to commit crimes?

Question 8 8. Why do some people like the rational choice theory?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a result of adolescents failing to adjust well?

Question 10 10. Why might an adolescent begin bullying or hurting himself or herself?

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Question 11 11. Which theory of crime centers on the belief that crime is inevitable?

Question 12 12. The concept that a person weighs their personal acts compared to the chances of being caught and punished is which of the following theories?

Question 13 13. _____ theories of crimes look at how differences in people's thoughts or feelings can lead to criminal behavior.

Question 14 14. Why are psychological theories of crime criticized?

Question 15 15. Why are cognitive theories some of the most commonly used today?

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Question 16 16. Why is it important to be familiar with or knowledgeable about theories of criminal behavior?

Question 17 17. This concept is the root of social process criminological theories and examines how people assign meanings to things as well as define their social realities based on their interactions with others

Question 18 18. 'What we believe is real is real in its consequences' is known as:

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. A vigilante on a television show is viewed as a hero by the community, while law enforcement sees him as a criminal. This illustrates _____.

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Question 21 21. The idea that the community shapes a person's behavior is called the social _____ theory.

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. Cesare Lombroso argued that:

Question 24 24. Which of the following critiques offers the best criticism of biological determinism in relation to criminality?

Question 25 25. According to the Gluecks' research, a youth can be genetically predisposed to criminal behavior, but which one of the following can trigger it? Choose the best answer.

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Question 26 26. What is a mesomorph?

Question 27 27. Resilience in the face of problems is an example of an _____.

Question 28 28. Poverty is an example of an _____.

Question 29 29. The _____ theory says that people learn from the community around them.

Question 30 30. Why are differential association and differential reinforcement similar?

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