Overla - Deviance And Social Control

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  • 1. 
    Social control refers to
    • A. 

      The folkways practiced by a society

    • B. 

      The methods a society uses to promote order and stability

    • C. 

      The violation of a social sanction

  • 2. 
    Assume that police in one lower class neighborhood do not pursure burglary investigations as vigorously as the police in a nearby affluent suburb.  Which of the following is most the likely the reason for this fact?
    • A. 

      Victim discounting

    • B. 

      White collar crime

    • C. 

      Primary deviance

  • 3. 
    A person is in jail for burglary.  Two weeks after his is released, he begins burglarizing homes again and is soon back in jail.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Ritualism

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Recidivism

  • 4. 
    It is so important to Chris to appear successful that he begins stealing goods from the warehouse where he works and reselling them to obtain money.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Innovation

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Retreatism

  • 5. 
    Consider the following statement:     "the more you hang around with a group of teenagers who shoplift, the more likely that  you will become a shoplifter"Which of the following theories would most strongly agree with this statement?
    • A. 

      Control theory

    • B. 

      Differential association theory

    • C. 

      Labeling theory

  • 6. 
    A plumber has stolen thousands of dollars from individuals by installing substandard plumbing fixtures.  The judge says that the plumber must pay for new fixtures for these people's homes.   This is an example of
    • A. 

      Recidivism

    • B. 

      Retribution

    • C. 

      Rehabilitation

  • 7. 
    A young high school dropout is sent to prison for repeated car theft.  While in prison the individual is helped in obtaining his high school equivalancy degree to increase his chances of getting a good job when he is released.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Ritualism

    • B. 

      Recidivism

    • C. 

      Rehabilitation

  • 8. 
    When you reject a goal, but continue to use socially accepted means of achieving it, you are engaging in
    • A. 

      Conformity

    • B. 

      Retreatism

    • C. 

      Ritualism

  • 9. 
    Even though Stephan studied hard during the first semester of chemistry class, he still received a D.  During the second semester, he decided it was hopeless and quit studying.  Which of the following best describes his behavior?
    • A. 

      Innovation

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Retreatism

  • 10. 
    Maria studied hard in geometry, but still failed the class.  She figured out a way of obtaining test answers from a friend who had the class earlier in the day.  In addition, her friends supplied Maria with homework answers.  Which of the following best describes Maria's behavior?
    • A. 

      Innovation

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Retreatism

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of a positive social sanction?
    • A. 

      Receiving a promotion at work for completing a project ahead of time

    • B. 

      Having your car insurance premium raised for having a speeding ticket

    • C. 

      Not being allowed to use your parents car on Saturday night because you violated your curfew

  • 12. 
    Students in Bill's sixth grade class avoid him because they know his father is in prison for auto theft.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Ritualism

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Social stigma

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would not be considered deviant behavior in the United States?
    • A. 

      Driving while drunk

    • B. 

      Shop lifting an item from a store

    • C. 

      Talking to oneself and answering

    • D. 

      They are all deviant behaviors

    • E. 

      A and b only

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Deviance is easy to identify
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Statistics show that the criminal justice system treats African Americans and Latinos more harshly than whites
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Younger children learn behavior more quickly than adults
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Teenagers who engage in primary deviance are frequently never caught by authorities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Differential Association theory states that one learns behavior while engaged in extended interaction with significant others
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Societies and groups frequently use social sanctions to exert social control
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    This theory lists five different ways that individuals respond to strain
    • A. 

      Differential Association Theory

    • B. 

      Structural Strain theory

    • C. 

      Control theory

  • 21. 
    A trait or characteristic that is used to label someone in a negative way
    • A. 

      Conformity

    • B. 

      Stigma

    • C. 

      Attachment

  • 22. 
    This theory states that social norms depends on the presence of strong social bonds between individuals and society
    • A. 

      Differential Association theory

    • B. 

      Structural Strain theory

    • C. 

      Control theory

  • 23. 
    This theory essentially states that deviance is relative
    • A. 

      Differential Association theory

    • B. 

      Control theory

    • C. 

      Structural Strain theory

  • 24. 
    According to Control theory, which of the following is NOT important in determining the strengthof the bonds between a person and society
    • A. 

      Whether the person believes in the societie's norms and values

    • B. 

      The types of negative sanctions the society applies

    • C. 

      Level of attachment to the society

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is true concerning deviant behavior?
    • A. 

      Primary deviance usually leads to secondary deviance

    • B. 

      What is considered deviant in one society is NOT necessarily considered deviant in another society

    • C. 

      Adults learn deviant behavior quicker than children

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