Cognitive Theories of Crime: Overview & Features


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What is the difference between a theory and a fact?

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

2. What are some of the personality traits/characteristics of offenders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about cognitive theories of crime with this study worksheet and interactive quiz combo. Answer questions on key points like the definition of a theory and an explanation of cognitive behavioral theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about these topics:

  • Characteristics of criminal offenders
  • Why knowledge regarding criminal behavioral theories is essential
  • Common use of these theories in today's world

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive theories of crime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the personality traits of an offender
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as theory and cognitive behavioral theories

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Cognitive Theories of Crime: Overview & Features will cover more on the following:

  • Background of studying the behavior of criminals
  • Definitions of cognitive and cognition
  • Intelligence associated with criminal behavior