Characteristics of Crime and Criminals MCQs

Characteristics of Crime and Criminals MCQs

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1: Cross-cultural comparisons of crime statistics are difficult owing to the different definitions of crime across societies.

A.   True

B.   False

2: Which of the following is not a difficulty in comparing crime across countries?

A.   Available funding

B.   Differential operating practices

C.   Differential recording practices

D.   Varying definitions

3: Fads in crime that are often simulated by media portrayals or depictions are referred to as ______.

A.   Official crimes

B.   Precipitation crimes

C.   Copycat crimes

D.   Urban recorded crime

4: Androcentric bias is female-centered.

A.   True

B.   False

5: The “Cambridge–Somerville study” discovered that delinquents come from what type of home environment?

A.   Poor home environments with little parental education

B.   Conservative home environments

C.   Weak parental discipline and a quarrelsome home environment

D.   Religious home environments

6: According to the authors, ______ is the best universal predictor of criminality.

A.   Gender

B.   Social class

C.   Race

D.   Age

7: ______ describes a discriminatory practice by some police departments of stopping and searching a disproportionate number of minorities.

A.   Jim Crow laws

B.   Slavery

C.   Racial profiling

D.   Androcentric bias

8: The highest overall crime rates were experienced by the nations of Western Europe during the 1970s.

A.   True

B.   False

9: The peak arrest age for crime is between 16 and 18 years (for property and violent crimes, respectively).

A.   True

B.   False

10: Which one of the following is the most important reason attempting to explain differences in criminality among males and females?

A.   Differential treatment

B.   Psychological differences

C.   Poverty

D.   Social views

11: The group of offenders whose offending does not decrease over time is referred to as?

A.   Institutional criminals

B.   Career criminals

C.   Gray criminals

D.   Elderly criminals

12: Which region in the U.S. has the highest overall crime rate?

A.   South

B.   Northeast

C.   Midwest

D.   West

13: The low crime rate in Japan is achieved by a strong Gemeinschaft.

A.   True

B.   False

14: Crime that violates the laws of several international sovereignties or impacts sovereignty is ______.

A.   Institutional crime

B.   Political crime

C.   Organized crime

D.   Transnational crime

15: Formal education and criminal behavior and/or arrest rates have an inverse relationship. This means that as the amount of formal education increases, the crime rate ______.

A.   Increases

B.   Decreases

C.   Stays the same

D.   Multiplies

16: _____ is known as a disagreement among criminologists as to whether all “mature out of crime” or whether some remain career criminals.

A.   All of these

B.   Mild pessimism

C.   Interactionist model

D.   Age-crime debate

17: Is androcentric bias the charge that criminology has reflected a male-centered bias?

A.   True

B.   False

18: _____ is the belief that the observation of media violence serves as an emotional release and lessens violence.

A.   Atavism

B.   Catharsis hypothesis

C.   Phrenology

D.   All of these

19: _____ is defined as crimes in which criminals imitate crimes that were previously publicized.

A.   All of these

B.   Victim surveys

C.   Copycat crimes

D.   Fraud

20: _____ is known as in the post–World War II period, crime had declined until the mid-1960s, when it exploded. The crime dip began in the United States in 1992.

A.   Crime trends

B.   Victim responsibility

C.   Victim precipitation

D.   None of these

21: Is fallacy of autonomy the erroneous belief that failings of the family are separate and independent of inequality, racism, and discrimination?

A.   False

B.   True

22: _____ is defined as the trend that poverty increasingly takes place within female-headed households.

A.   Feminization of poverty

B.   Vito Genovese

C.   None of these

D.   Al Capone

23: _____ is known as most crime is committed by males historically and internationally with the exception of prostitution.

A.   Cultural

B.   All of these

C.   Pathological

D.   Gender

24: Is institutions organizations that serve a broad range of interests in society, such as the family?

A.   True

B.   False

25: _____ is the belief that the observation of media violence increases the propensity to violence.

A.   Cloward and Ohlin

B.   Shaw and McKay

C.   All of these

D.   Precipitation hypothesis

26: _____ is defined as socioeconomic status is measured using income, education, and occupation.

A.   Social class

B.   None of these

C.   It accounts for social control.

D.   It takes into account negative relationships.

27: _____ is known as crime is highest in urban areas and lowest in rural areas.

A.   Operationalization

B.   Triangulation

C.   All of these

D.   Urban versus rural crime