Criminological Theory

Criminal Justice

Quiz 1 :

Introduction to the Book: an Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory

Quiz 1 :

Introduction to the Book: an Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory

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______ theory assumes that all individuals have a predisposition to be greedy, selfish, and violent (i.e., individuals are born 'bad').
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A

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Across demographic catergories, the highest rates of victimization AND offending are among ______.
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C

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Based on past trends, criminal activity tends to increase during the ______ season.
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D

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Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone is a good example of a ______ act.
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______ is the extent to which a theoretical model is supported by scientific research.
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When researchers use aggregate statistics to study crime they are doing ______ analysis.
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One of the main criticisms of the Uniform Crime Report is that it ______.
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The data reported by the National Crime Victimization Survey is based on the number of crimes per 1,000 ______ per year.
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The ______ perspective assumes that individuals have free will.
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The ______ perspective assumes that individuals are passive subjects of determinism.
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The Uniform Crime Report is generated annually by the ______.
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Murder is a good example of an act that is considered ______.
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According to the positive school, three factors that determine individual behavior include ______.
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The UCR's Part 1 offenses are also referred to as ______.
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The shopping center parking lot in Some City, Texas has high levels of motor vehicle theft.This parking lot, then, would be referred to by law enforcement as a/an ______.
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If the relationship between X and Y is causal, then X would be considered the ______ variable.
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______ is perhaps one of the most important characteristics used in determining how good a theory is at explaining a given phenomenon.
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Theory is defined as ______.
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If a theory explains a phenomenon in the simplest way possible, then this theory is ______.
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According to the latest estimates, about ______ of the index offenses are not reported to police
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