According to the Textbook, Why Is There Widespread Panic About
According to the textbook, why is there widespread panic about youth criminality?
A) Youthful deviants usually go on to become career criminals.
B) Young people are often taken as an indicator of the health and welfare of society.
C) Youth criminality is a direct outcome of increasing drug use.
D) Middle-class youth are the leading cause of increasing crime rates.
Crime typically carried out by people in the more affluent sectors of society is called:
A) organized crime.
B) white-collar crime.
C) serial crime.
D) index crime.
Even though white-collar crimes may have further-reaching consequences than petty property crimes, they are often hard to prosecute and do not appear in official statistics at all. Which theoretical perspective would most likely examine this and draw a connection between criminal punishment and class?
A) labeling theory
B) functionalist theory
C) differential association theory
D) conflict theory
Offenses committed by large corporations in society are called:
A) elite crime.
B) bureaucratic crime.
C) corporate crime.
D) crime syndicate.