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Crime and Criminology

Criminal Justice

Quiz 10 :

The Role of Theory

Quiz 10 :

The Role of Theory

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Who is considered to be the founder of criminology?
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Identify the key functions of criminological theories.
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-Predictions of criminal behaviour
-Independent of time and space
-Explain the mechanisms leading to criminal behaviour
-Be testable or assessable

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What is meant by 'the mechanisms' that give rise to criminal behaviour?
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Describe how 'general theories' and 'typological theories' differ?
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Provide a brief outline of general theories.
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Compare and contrast 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' research methods.
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When did criminology emerge as a field of study and what was the initial basis for understanding criminology?
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Briefly explain the use of the integrated theory in relation to the Delbert Elliott and his colleagues' example.Consider, what is integrated theory, and how this example demonstrates its use within context.
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Can deterrence theory be used to develop interventions to address domestic violence?
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What role does research have in informing crime policy and procedure?
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Which of the following is not a function of criminological theory?
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What is 'set of laws theory'?
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Discuss the value of empirical research in the study of criminology.
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What is qualitative research? What methods of data collection are used?
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Compare and contrast single factor and multiple factor approaches to the study of criminology.Use examples were possible.
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Use labelling theory as an example to show how theory transfers to practice.
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What is 'quantitative research'?
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