Crime In Society Exam 1

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Exam 1 of crime in society class


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  • 1. 
    Any act that tends to disturb the public peace, scandalize the community, or shock the public sense of morality is referred to as
    • A. 

      Desecration

    • B. 

      Hate crime

    • C. 

      Disorderly conduct

    • D. 

      Vagrancy

  • 2. 
    The feloious killing of another human being with malice aforethought is
    • A. 

      Homeycide

    • B. 

      Manslaughter

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Voluntary manslaughter

    • E. 

      Felony-murder

  • 3. 
    In comparison to the UCR, the NCVS
    • A. 

      Has more credibility among the judiciary

    • B. 

      Is older and more respected report

    • C. 

      Is a better resource for learning about victimizations

    • D. 

      Shows more data involving car theft crimes

  • 4. 
    The taking of our contracting to take interest on a loan at a rate that exceeds to level established by law is referred to as
    • A. 

      Usury

    • B. 

      Menacing

    • C. 

      Burglary

    • D. 

      Embezzlement

    • E. 

      Forgery

  • 5. 
    According to the typical offense distribution pie-chart, which one of the following types of crime in the US, as reported to police agencies, occurs most?
    • A. 

      Forcible rape

    • B. 

      Larceny/theft

    • C. 

      Motor vehicle theft

    • D. 

      Aggravated assault

    • E. 

      Murder

  • 6. 
    If a person does not want to commit a crime but is forced to do so against his/her will, she or he committed the crime
    • A. 

      In defense of a third party

    • B. 

      In entrapment

    • C. 

      In self-defense

    • D. 

      Under duress

  • 7. 
    Which of the following refers to an act that is illegal for a juvenile but would not be a crime if committed by an adult, such as truancy or running away from home?
    • A. 

      Index offense

    • B. 

      Hate crime

    • C. 

      Bias crime

    • D. 

      Status offense

  • 8. 
    Any record of crime - such as offenses known to the police, arrests, convictions, or commitments to prison - can be considered _______, or an estimate of crimes committed.
    • A. 

      An index crime

    • B. 

      A crime index

    • C. 

      A crime rate

    • D. 

      The dark figure of crime

    • E. 

      The true amount of crime

  • 9. 
    The dark figure of crime is
    • A. 

      A term used for the crime scene investigators who draw the chalk outlines at crime scenes

    • B. 

      Tern referring to that idea that much more crime occurs than is report to the police

    • C. 

      A term associated with how offenders learn to locate victims who are vulnerable

    • D. 

      A term used to describe crime committed [email protected] and African Americans

    • E. 

      A term used to understand crimes committed between 10pm and 5am

  • 10. 
    In comparison to the UCR, the NCVS
    • A. 

      Is better at gather data on crime against businesses

    • B. 

      Shows more victimizations that the UCR

    • C. 

      Is administered by poorly trainer and overworked data entry persons

    • D. 

      Contains more data on white-collar crimes

    • E. 

      Contains more data on drug offenses

  • 11. 
    For many crime victims, which of the following is the most burdensome and lasting consequence of their victimization?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Threats

    • D. 

      Medical expenses

  • 12. 
    According to the 2007 Crime Clock, it is estimated that one murder occurs every
    • A. 

      5.8 minutes

    • B. 

      31 minutes

    • C. 

      28.8 minutes

    • D. 

      36.8 minutes

  • 13. 
    Mala prohibita refers to
    • A. 

      Crimes that warrant spending some time in prison

    • B. 

      Crimes committed solely by women

    • C. 

      Crimes, such as gambling or prostitution, that are not "wrong in themselves" but are prohibited by government

    • D. 

      Crimes, such as rape or murder, that are traditionally "wrong in themselves"

  • 14. 
    A typical ____________ definition of crime is "an intentional violation of the criminal law or penal code, committed without defense or excuse and penalized by the state"
    • A. 

      Psychological

    • B. 

      Criminological

    • C. 

      Legal

    • D. 

      Social

  • 15. 
    The statistical outcome of the NCVS is based on
    • A. 

      Arrests made by local police departments

    • B. 

      Reports of crime made to police officers

    • C. 

      Estimates made from the criminal victimizations reported by a random selection of people and all individuals in their households

    • D. 

      The number of criminal victimizations against all people in the US

    • E. 

      Estimates made from the criminal victimizations reported by a random selection of people

  • 16. 
    On Labor Day, Apollo stole a 5G flash drive from the Best Buy in Boulder and was charged with misdemeanor theft under $100. Last week, Apollo stole a music CD from a Best Buy in Denver and was given a ticket for an ordinance violation for shoplifting.  Which category of crim would this diffrence in charges for a similar action best fit under?
    • A. 

      Place

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Timing

  • 17. 
    In all violent crimes except murder, which of the following type of weapon are offenders most likely to have?
    • A. 

      Firearm

    • B. 

      Knife

    • C. 

      Other weapon

    • D. 

      No weapon

  • 18. 
    Survey results discussed in your text suggest that there is a greater fear of being _______ than there is of being ________.
    • A. 

      The victim of a property crime; the victim of a violent crime

    • B. 

      The victim of burglaries when one is not home; the victim of sexual assault

    • C. 

      A crime victim in general; the victim of a specific crime

    • D. 

      The victim of sexual assault; a crime victim in general

  • 19. 
    Herbert Packer characterizes the due process model as
    • A. 

      Obstacle course justice

    • B. 

      More concerned with guilt than with innocence

    • C. 

      Focused on speed and efficiency

    • D. 

      Assembly line justice

  • 20. 
    A sudden rise and eventual fall of a particular crime is referred to by criminologists are being
    • A. 

      A result of low unemployment rate

    • B. 

      Indicative of criminal behavior trends

    • C. 

      Attributable to the employment of migratory workers

    • D. 

      A crime wave

  • 21. 
    On the Criminal Justice Wedding Cake, which crimes appear at the lowest level of the cake?
    • A. 

      Felonies that occur between an offender and a victim who previously knew each other

    • B. 

      Felonies that are condifered serious, including violent crimes committed by career criminals against victims the offenders did not previously know.

    • C. 

      Highly unusual crimes that receive much public attention, often result in a jury trial, and may drag on through many appeals

    • D. 

      Ninety percent of all crimes

  • 22. 
    The full and conscious knowledge of the purpose of killing, which suggests that the offender has considered the motives for the act and its consequences, is referred to as
    • A. 

      Deliberation

    • B. 

      Malice aforethought

    • C. 

      Premeditation

    • D. 

      Mala in se

  • 23. 
    Perhaps the greatest and most important difference between NIBRS and the UCR is that the NIBRS
    • A. 

      Contains less data on each crime, thus streamliing the study of crime statistics

    • B. 

      Focuses extensively on victims and the annual costs of victimization

    • C. 

      Contains more data on each crime, making it possible to examine crimes in much more detail

    • D. 

      Asks offenders to report their crime records in extensive detail

  • 24. 
    An intentional killing that is committed without malice aforethought and premeditation is referred to as
    • A. 

      Involuntary manslaughter

    • B. 

      Voluntary manslaughter

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Felony-murder

  • 25. 
    Most legal excuses for criminal responsibility are based on the belief that certain offenders lack the capacity or competence or have diminshed capacity to form
    • A. 

      Legality

    • B. 

      Mala prohibita

    • C. 

      Actus rea

    • D. 

      Mens rea

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