Crime In Society Exam 2

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An exam from Crime and Society, junior level sociology/criminology class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since the 1970s, the percentage of women and people of color on police forces has
    • A. 

      Fallen

    • B. 

      Stayed the same

    • C. 

      Doubled

    • D. 

      Tripled

  • 2. 
    Police training that involves officers being teamed with seasoned or veteran officers is referred to as
    • A. 

      Pre-service training

    • B. 

      On-going training

    • C. 

      Police Academy

    • D. 

      Field training

  • 3. 
    Chief Roy cited Sir Robert Peel's perspective by stating that
    • A. 

      We need to seriously think about when society disowns itself

    • B. 

      The police are the public and the public are the police.

    • C. 

      The least favorite part about being a cop is dealing with people who do not want to engage in civic responsibility.

    • D. 

      Police officers enforce the rules, they don't make them

  • 4. 
    After the civil war, municipal officers in the US began to take on the characteristics of today's police. Three of these characteristics are listed below. Which one does NOT belong?
    • A. 

      They began to wear uniforms.

    • B. 

      They began to carry nightsticks.

    • C. 

      They began to form posses.

    • D. 

      They began to carry firearms.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following theories assumes that crime is committed by free-willed individuals who engage in a hedonistic rationality?
    • A. 

      The theory of the Chicago School

    • B. 

      Anomie Theory

    • C. 

      Humanistic psychological theory

    • D. 

      Classical School of criminology

  • 6. 
    According to Merton, which one of the following pursues the cultural goal of wealth through legitimate means?
    • A. 

      Ritualist

    • B. 

      Rebel

    • C. 

      Innovator

    • D. 

      Retreatist

    • E. 

      Conformist

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is evidence that, more likely than not, outweighs the opposing evident, or is sufficient evidence to overcome doubt or speculation?
    • A. 

      Probable Cause

    • B. 

      Reasonable suspicion

    • C. 

      Preponderance of evidence

    • D. 

      Beyond a reasonable doubt

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a main principle of the Positivist School of Criminology?
    • A. 

      Crime is an action voluntarily engaged in by free-willed individuals.

    • B. 

      Punishment should be tailored to fit the crime.

    • C. 

      The focus of criminological study should be the crime.

    • D. 

      Criminal behavior is largely deterministic.

    • E. 

      Criminal behavior is based on rational thought.

  • 9. 
    What is currently the top priority of the FBI?
    • A. 

      Protecting the president and other government leaders.

    • B. 

      Enforcement of the country's immigration laws

    • C. 

      Dismantling organized crime theories, such as the Mafia.

    • D. 

      Drug interdiction

    • E. 

      Being an intelligence and counterterrorism agency

  • 10. 
    According to Dr. Wincelowicz's lecture, which of the following is NOT one of the terms
    • A. 

      Associate

    • B. 

      Wise Guy

    • C. 

      Caporegime

    • D. 

      Goodfella

    • E. 

      Soldier

  • 11. 
    Which of the following operations did Dr. Wincelowicz NOT work on as an undercover FBI agent?
    • A. 

      Confidence Schemes

    • B. 

      White Supremacist crimes

    • C. 

      Public Corruption

    • D. 

      Organized crime

  • 12. 
    According to Merton, which one of the following pursues the cultural goal of wealth only through legitimate institutional means?
    • A. 

      Retreatist

    • B. 

      Innovator

    • C. 

      Conformist

    • D. 

      Rebel

    • E. 

      Ritualist

  • 13. 
    Who argues that criminal offenders are, by birth, a distinct type, and that this type can be recognized by physical characteristics or "stigmata" such as an enormous jaw, high cheekbones, and insensitivity to pain?
    • A. 

      William Sheldon

    • B. 

      Cesare Beccaria

    • C. 

      Cesare Lombroso

    • D. 

      Emilie Durkheim

    • E. 

      W.E.B. Du Bois

  • 14. 
    Which Amendment to the U.S. constitution provides protection against double jeopardy?
    • A. 

      4th

    • B. 

      5th

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      8th

    • E. 

      14th

  • 15. 
    A merit system of police employment is established when an independent civil service commission, in cooperation with the city personnel section and the police department, sets standards for three of the following issues. Which of the following is NOT set by a merit system?
    • A. 

      Recruitment criteria

    • B. 

      Employment qualifications

    • C. 

      Discipline procedures

    • D. 

      Performance standards

  • 16. 
    Emile Durkheim, the cause of crime is __________, that is, the dissociation of the individual from the _______.
    • A. 

      Sui generis; anomie.

    • B. 

      Sociopathy; sui generis.

    • C. 

      Sui generis; collective conscience.

    • D. 

      Anomie; collective conscience.

  • 17. 
    According to Chief Roy, the mail problems on the CU Boulder campus are
    • A. 

      Alcohol-related and petty theft offenses.

    • B. 

      Petty theft and acquaintance rape offenses.

    • C. 

      Alcohol- and- drug-related offenses.

    • D. 

      Acquaintance rape and alcohol-related offenses.

  • 18. 
    The vast majority of U.S. law enforcement agencies are
    • A. 

      Local

    • B. 

      Multi-jurisdictional

    • C. 

      State-level

    • D. 

      Federal

  • 19. 
    A _____ is a written order issued by a court that requires a person to appear at a certain time and place to give testimony. It can also require that documents and objects be made available for examination by the court.
    • A. 

      Subpoena

    • B. 

      Venue

    • C. 

      Tithing system

    • D. 

      Jurisdiction

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the requirements when someone applies for a special agent position in the FBI?
    • A. 

      Have a degree from a four-year accredited college or university

    • B. 

      Pass an extensive background investigation

    • C. 

      Be physically fit to perform all duties assigned

    • D. 

      Have at least 5 years of work experience

    • E. 

      Be between the ages of 24 and 37 at the time of appointment

  • 21. 
    Which Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees a right to a speedy and public trial?
    • A. 

      4th

    • B. 

      5th

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      8th

    • E. 

      14th

  • 22. 
    The exclusionary rules originally had 3 primary purposes, which are listed below. Which of the following is NOT one of those primary purposes?
    • A. 

      To prevent police misconduct

    • B. 

      To deter the police from violating people's 5th Amendment rights

    • C. 

      To protect individual rights from police misconduct

    • D. 

      To maintain judicial integrity

  • 23. 
    According to Dr. Wincelowicz, what wass the overarching issue for why the offenders he "worked with" committed their crimes?
    • A. 

      Greed

    • B. 

      Abusive family backgrounds

    • C. 

      The pressure by members in their immediate communities

    • D. 

      The disorganization of their immediate communities

  • 24. 
    With whom are psychoanalutic theories of crime causation associated?
    • A. 

      Cesare Beccaria

    • B. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • C. 

      Cesare Lombroso

    • D. 

      Friedrich Engels

    • E. 

      William Sheldon

  • 25. 
    Your textbook names 3 successful police recruitment programs, which are listed below. Which of the programs listed below is NOT one of these programs?
    • A. 

      High school tech prep programs

    • B. 

      Police Athletic Leagues

    • C. 

      Police cadet programs

    • D. 

      Public safety officer programs

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