Essentials of Sociology Study Set 5

Sociology

Quiz 6 :

Conformity,deviance,and Crime

Quiz 6 :

Conformity,deviance,and Crime

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In Robert Merton's typology,drug dealers would be considered
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B

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Which of the following sociological theories views deviance as necessary for society and contributing to its overall stability?
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______,a concept Émile Durkheim brought into wide usage in sociology,refers to a situation in which social norms lose their hold over individual behavior.
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D

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A subculture whose members hold values that differ substantially from those of the majority is called
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Which statement concerning deviance is most accurate?
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What do contemporary sociological theories about crime emphasize in their definitions of conformity and deviance?
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According to Robert Merton,at a time when society as a whole is becoming more affluent,why do crime rates continue to rise?
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What do the Heaven's Gate cult and the computer hacker community have in common?
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The term that describes a rule or expectation for behavior is a
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_______ are norms governments define as principles that their citizens must follow;_______ are any type of behavior that violates these norms.
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A veteran police officer's criticism of a rookie police officer for not acting aggressively enough during an altercation with a suspect is an example of a
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In Robert Merton's typology,the majority of people in society are
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Which of the following statements related to the biological view of deviance is true?
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Theorizing that terrorists have a certain personality profile is an example of which view of deviance?
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Comparing biological and psychological approaches to criminality,a sociologist would argue that they both
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A reward or punishment that reinforces socially expected behavior is called a
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What is the goal of a sanction?
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The term used to describe modes of action that do not conform to the norms or values most members of a group or society hold is
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Which of the following statements most accurately compares a crime to a deviant act?
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Based on the recent New Zealand study that investigated whether a child's propensity for aggression was linked to biological factors present at birth,with which statement would researchers most likely agree?
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