Crime and Criminology

Criminal Justice

Quiz 2 :
Defining Crime

Quiz 2 :
Defining Crime

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Definitions of crime have common elements.Which of the following is not an element of crime definitions? Acts or omissions that:
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Discuss some of the limitations of dictionary definitions of crime.
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-Dictionary definitions provide a good starting point for consideration of what is crime
-However, they fail to convey the full scope of crime
-They exclude harmful behaviours that are not forbidden by law
-They include behaviours that do not appear to cause harm but are forbidden by law
-Some behaviours are deemed criminal in one setting but not in another; for example, hitting someone in the street vs hitting an opponent of the football match
-Our understanding of crime is influenced by morality and social mores
-The definition of crime changes according to time and place.

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Briefly discuss the complexities of legal definitions of crime.
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-A legal definition of crime: acts or omissions that cause public harm are forbidden by law, and are punishable by law
-Not all state-imposed punishments relate to crime; some impose civil or regulatory penalties
-They tell us when acts become criminal but not why

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Having read the section of Chapter, what is crime? Discuss how your perceptions of crime have or have not changed.
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Which of the following is the correct hierarchical order of offences (in order from top to bottom)?
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Outline what could cause a change in which behaviours should be criminalised, giving examples for each of the main trends.
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Define regulatory offences and provide an example to support the definition.
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What does the term 'common law' refer to?
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Discuss the relationship between harm and enforcement, in relation to information about the estimated harms post 9/11 (2002-03 to 2012-13) in Australia.
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What are crimes against humanity? Provide two examples of these types of crimes explaining why the fit within this category of crime.
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