Criminal Behavior

58 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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Criminal Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is for students majoring in criminal justice


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As seen from the ____________ perspective, crime is human conduct in violation of the criminal laws of a state, the federal government , or a local jurisdiction that has the power to make such laws.
    • A. 

      Sociological

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Legalistic

    • D. 

      Political

  • 2. 
    A criminal event is ultimately a result of the coming together of inputs provided by the __________, _________,________, and the _________.
  • 3. 
    As a source of crime data, the ___________ has been criticized for seriously underreporting the true incidence of criminal activity within the United States.
  • 4. 
    The ___________, as a source of crime data, is an incident driven crime reporting program.
  • 5. 
    From the ___________ perspective crime is problem behavior, especially human activity that contravenes the criminal law and results in difficulties in living within a framework of generally acceptable social arrangements.
  • 6. 
    The definitional perspective of crime which holds that crime is the result of criteria that have been built into the law by powerful groups and are used to label selected undesirable forms of behavior as illegal is known as the __________ perspective.
  • 7. 
    As seen from the ___________ perspective, crime is human conduct in violation of the criminal laws of state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction that has the power to make such laws.
  • 8. 
    Which of the following data collection sources provides details regarding offenses, offenders, victims, property and arrests on individual crime incidents?
    • A. 

      National Incident Based Reporting System

    • B. 

      Uniform Crime Report

    • C. 

      National Crime Victimization Survey

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Cesare Lombroso's theory of ___________ suggests that criminality was the result of primitive urges that survived the evolutionary process.
  • 10. 
    Cesare Beccaria maintained that the purpose of punishment shold be _________, rather than retribution.
  • 11. 
    _________ deterrence is a goal of criminal sentencing that seeks to prevent a particular offender from engaging in repeat criminality.
  • 12. 
    As a result of the findings of a national survey of rehabilitation programs conducted by Robert Martinson the ____________ was formed
  • 13. 
    The __________ suggests that most forms of criminality decrease with age.
  • 14. 
    A series of interrelated propositions that attempt to describe, explain, predict and ultimately control some class of events is known as a ________.
  • 15. 
    __________ make up only 12% of the US population, yet they account for more than 50% of all arrests for violent crimes.
  • 16. 
    The _________ relationship of crime suggests that members of lower social class are more prone to commit crimes that those of the higher social class.
  • 17. 
    Research methods that produce subjective results that are not expressed numerically are known as __________ methods.
  • 18. 
    The ___________ viewpoint holds that laws should be enacted to criminalize behavior when members of society generally agree that such laws are necessary.
  • 19. 
    The _________ perspective of crime holds that crime encompasses any harmful act, including violations of the fundamental prerequisites for well-being.
  • 20. 
    The ________ rule holds that individuals cannot be held criminally responsible for their actions of at the time of the offense (1) they did not know what they were doing, or (2) they did not know that what they were doing was wrong.
  • 21. 
    A _________ verdict means that a person can be held responsible for a specific criminal act, even though a degree of mental incompetence may be present.
  • 22. 
    ___________ deterrence seeks to prevent others from committing crimes similar to the one for which a particular offender is being sentenced.
  • 23. 
    According to Sigmund Freud, the three components of the personality are the ________, ________, ___________.
  • 24. 
    _______ criminology held that the root causes of criminality were largely passed from generation to generation in the form of "bad genes".
  • 25. 
    According to Sigmund Freud the __________ is the component of the personality that operates according to the pleasure principle, seeking full and immediate gratification of its needs.