What Is Criminology? - Definition, History & Theories


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Which of the following is NOT a sub-group of criminology?

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1. The classical school of criminology was developed by which two men?

2. How do the classical school of criminology and the positivist theory of criminology differ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of what criminology is and the purpose of the field. The quiz covers topics such as criminology's subgroups and its earliest forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Subgroups of criminology
  • Development of the classical school of criminology
  • When criminology was created
  • 20th century developments in the field
  • Penology

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of criminology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the subgroups of criminology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as criminalistics and penology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the classical school of criminology

Additional Learning

To learn more about this field, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Criminology? - Definition, History & Theories. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the field of criminology
  • Understand the history and theories in the field
  • Recognize the developments in criminology during the 20th century