Social Process Theories in Criminology

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

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1. This is one of the first criminological theories to state that criminal behavior is learned:

2. This social process theory is unique because it examines why people do NOT commit crime.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about the social process theory in criminology? Find out by answering multiple-choice questions via this quiz/worksheet on topics like the theory associated with the phrase 'What we believe is real is real in its consequences' and an early criminal theory to state that criminal behavior is learned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be going over these points for the quiz:

  • Unique social process theory that analyzes the reason why people don't commit crimes
  • Social process theory that examines the way people give meanings to things and how they deal with others
  • Type of criminal theory applied when a person deflects blame onto somebody else

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on the social process theory in criminology, including one of the earliest theories to examine how criminal behavior is learned
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a social process theory associated with the phrase 'What we believe is real is real in its consequences'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a criminal theory that reflects passing blame onto another person and a social process theory that evaluates how people interact with each other

Additional Learning

To learn more about examining criminal behavior, try the lesson called Social Process Theories in Criminology. You'll have the opportunity to study the following topics:

  • Definition of a social process
  • The attachment of meaning to a negative experience
  • An excess of unfavorable perspectives towards the law
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