Edwin Sutherland: Differential Association Theory


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Which of the following best describes Sutherland's views on the relationship between poverty and crime?

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1. Which of the following best describes social differentiation theory within the field of criminology?

2. Which of the following is true about white-collar crime?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo will measure how well you understand famed criminologist Edwin Sutherland's work and differential association theory. Quiz questions cover the characteristics of white-collar crime, Sutherland's beliefs about how poverty and crime are related and the definition of his social differentiation theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will cover the following topics:

  • What Edwin Sutherland's views on the relationship between poverty and crime are
  • The definition of the social differentiation theory
  • The characteristics of white-collar crime
  • What Sutherland first theorized about crime
  • How Sutherland diverged from other criminologists during his time

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Edwin Sutherland first theorized about who commits crimes
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how Sutherland views were different from other criminologists
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of white-collar crime
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the connection between poverty and crime in a different light

Additional Learning

Check out our engaging lesson called Edwin Sutherland: Differential Association Theory to learn more about this topic. In addition to what is on the quiz, you'll also learn about:

  • What the topic of Sutherland's first textbook was
  • The definition of a learned behavior
  • What two things people learn from others when they learn to commit crime