Chronic Offender: Definition & Criminology


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Which of the following crimes would be typical of a chronic offender?

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1. Which of the following theories contends that chronic offenders commit crime as a result of the stigma that they experienced after committing an initial offense?

2. Which of the following terms refers to the act of stealing goods and then selling them for a profit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on your understanding of chronic offenders. You will be posed with questions dealing with broad-stroke topics such as examples of crimes usually committed by chronic offenders, theories surrounding chronic offenders, and typical causes of chronic offense.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practices will more specifically target questions regarding:

  • Crimes that chronic offenders normally commit
  • The theory that deals with public shaming resulting in repeat offense
  • A street name for the act of robbing goods and re-selling them
  • Fundamental causes of chronic offense
  • The amount of money some drug-dealers claim they make weekly

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the circumstances of many criminals in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the United States' response to criminal activity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chronic offenders

Additional Learning

You're going to learn more about chronic offenders if you read our associated lesson. The lesson is called Chronic Offender: Definition, Criminology & Lesson and it will teach you further about subjects like:

  • Substance abuse
  • Poverty
  • Residual crimes
  • Society's take on crime/criminals