Sociology -- Chapter Five

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Final 05. 02. 12


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  • 1. 
    A key element of the sociological approach to deviance is that
    • A. 

      Deviance is viewed as a function of the judgements of particular groups of people

    • B. 

      Deviance is regarded primarily as a statistical phenomenon

    • C. 

      There are frequently situations when deviance must be viewed in an absolute way

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    According to ___ approaches to deviance, deviance is believed to result from some personality disorder or maladjustment that typically develops during childhood
    • A. 

      Psychological

    • B. 

      Sociological

    • C. 

      Criminological

    • D. 

      Biological

    • E. 

      Labeling

  • 3. 
    As for biological explanation of deviance, sociologists have concluded that
    • A. 

      Biology explains a substantial amount of deviance

    • B. 

      Biology plays no role in causing deviance

    • C. 

      Biological explanations are more important that psychological ones in understanding deviance

    • D. 

      They should be given more weight than cultural transmission theories

    • E. 

      When biology does play role, it is but one contributing factor rather than the sole cause of deviance.

  • 4. 
    Conflict theorists argue that the causes of crime ad deviance can be found in
    • A. 

      The labeling process

    • B. 

      Biological inadequacies of individuals

    • C. 

      Weakened social bonds in industrial societies

    • D. 

      The learning that occurs through primary groups ties

    • E. 

      Certain characteristic of capitalism

  • 5. 
    According to the text, a crime is
    • A. 

      An act that is bad in and of itself

    • B. 

      An act that is bad because it is prohibited

    • C. 

      An act that is stigmatized by some powerful groups

    • D. 

      An act that violates a criminal code that has been enacted by an officially constituted political authority

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The most widely use mood-altering drug in the United States is
    • A. 

      Marijuana

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Heroin

    • E. 

      Nicotine

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements would be most consistent with the labeling theory approach to understanding mental illness?
    • A. 

      Mental illness is much like physical illness

    • B. 

      Mental illness is the result of childhood traumas that produce maladjustment

    • C. 

      Mental illness is a mode of adaptation to anomie

    • D. 

      Mental illness is caused by a shift from secondary deviance to primary deviance

    • E. 

      The symptoms of mental illness arise when people conform to the expectations of how they think a mentally ill person should behave

  • 8. 
    "Syndicates" are associated with which type of crime?
    • A. 

      White-collar crime

    • B. 

      Organized crime

    • C. 

      Sexual crime

    • D. 

      Drug crime

    • E. 

      Property crime

  • 9. 
    The text recommends all of the following to help in the fight against crime and delinquency EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Reduce poverty

    • B. 

      Legalize some victimless crime

    • C. 

      Promote personal responsibility among prison inmates

    • D. 

      Encourage fuller employment

    • E. 

      Give longer prison sentences for most crimes

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