Crime: Definition & Types


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Which of the following is NOT one of the major categories of crime?

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1. Which of the following statements about felonies is TRUE?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a misdemeanor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is crime defined, how is crime categorized, and what are the types of crimes that one can commit in each category? These are among the topics you must be familiar with in order to successfully answer the questions posed in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The major categories of crime
  • Details about felony crimes
  • Details about misdemeanor crimes
  • What constitutes property crime
  • The consensus view on crime

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about crime in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the views on crime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various types of serious and less serious crimes that one can commit
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the categories of crime

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Crime: Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the terms used to describe the actual performance of a criminal act and that the act was intentional and purposeful
  • Define 'crime'
  • Identify the categories of crimes
  • Provide examples of each category
  • List the types of crime contained in each category
  • Describe the three views on crime