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Criminology Chapter 7

Dr. Swann - Final
According to social process theories, criminal behavior is:
learned in interaction with others
Social __________ theories assume that everyone has the potential to violate the law
Which of the following is not considered to be one of the most important groups contributing to the process of socialization, according to social process theories?
family, peers, work groups, and reference groups
Which of the following theories are a social process theory?
dramaturgical perspective, social learning theory, social control theory, labeling theory, and reintegrative theory
According to social learning theory, criminal behavior is:
a product of the social environment, not an innate characteristic of particular people
Differential association theory was developed by:
Edwin Sutherland
According to differential association theory, criminal behavior is:
Given the basic principles of differential association theory, which of the following situations is most likely to produce delinquency?
because of an excess of definitions favorable to law violation over definitions unfavorable to law violation.
According to differential association theory, how does learning criminal behavior differ from learning other types of behavior?
learning includes techniques of committing crime and the specific direction of motives, drives rationalization and attitudes.
Differential association-reinforcement theory was developed by
Robert Burgess & Ronald Akers
Burgess and Akers developed
Differential Association - Reinforcement Theory
The idea that the behaviors of others are observed and modeled is the basis of which of Akers' primary learning mechanisms?
Daniel Glaser developed
Differential Identification Theory
Social control theories focus on
seek to identify those features of the personality and the environment that keep people from committing crimes
According to containment theory, a positive self-image is an important __________ containment.
Which of the following are an example of a push towards crime?
participation in a delinquent subculture, deprivation, biological propensities toward deviant behavior, and psychological maladjustment.
Reckless considers __________ containment to be far more effective in preventing crime.
Self-derogation theory was developed by
Howard Kaplan
Social bond theory was popularized by
Travis Hirschi
Social bond theory postulates that
when a bond is broken that forms between individuals and the social group deviance and crime may result
The __________ element of a social bond refers to the amount of energy and effort put into activities with other people.
The __________ element of a social bond refers to a shared value and moral system
Which of the following elements of a social bond is similar to Reckless's concept of meaningful roles?
The aspect of the social bond that sets social bond theory apart from subcultural approaches is
The general theory of crime was proposed by
Michael Gottfredson
According to Gottfredson and Hirschi's general theory of crime, the key concept in explaining all forms of criminal behavior is
the belief that crime is a natural consequence of unrestrained human tendencies to seek pleasure and avoid pain.
Control balance theory was proposed by
Charles Tittle
An individual with a control surplus would be most likely to engage in which of the following types of deviant behavior?
exploitation, plunder, & decadence
The book Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance, was written by
Howard Becker
The Women's Christian Temperance Union is an early example of
Moral enterprise
According to Becker, deviance is
a consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions.
Transitory deviance can be stabilized in a person's behavioral repertoire through
the labeling process
Which of the following are one of the ideas contributed to the criminological literature by labeling theory?
-Deviance is the result of social processes involving the imposition of definitions rather than the consequence of any quality inherent in human activity itself.

-Deviant individuals achieve their status by virtue of social definition rather than inborn traits.

-The reaction of society to deviant behavior and to those who engage in such behavior is the major element in determining the criminality of the behavior and the person in question

-Negative self-images follow processing by the formal criminal justice system rather than precede delinquency.

-Labeling by society and handling by the justice system tend to perpetuate crime and delinquency rather than reduce them.
According to labeling theory, the major element in determining the criminality of an individual is
The reaction of society to deviant behavior and to those who engage in such behavior.
According to Becker's typology of delinquents, a person who commits a crime and is caught and punished for that crime is a(n) __________ deviant.
The __________ deviant category in Becker's typology demonstrates the power of social definition by the lack of consequences attached to the offense.
According to Becker's typology, a person who is punished for a crime he or she did not commit is a(n) __________ deviant.
falsely accused
Research by Bernburg and Krohn found that __________ people were more negatively impacted by official processing.
Listing the names of drunk drivers on a billboard posted on I-95 is an example of __________ shaming.
To "condemn the crime, not the criminal" is the goal of _________ shaming.
The dramaturgical perspective was developed by
Erving Goffman
__________ attempts to teach positive values to juveniles through one-on-one mentoring with favorable adult role models.
Which of the following programs is based on concepts basic to social process theories?
JUMP - Juvenile mentoring programs
__________ focuses on early childhood risk factors for gang involvement.
JUMP Programs or Montreal prevention treatment programs
Which of the following are a criticism of differential association theory?
- The claim that Sutherland's initial formulation of differential association is not applicable at the individual level because even people who experience an excess of definitions favorable to law violation may still not become criminal and those who rarely associate with recognized deviants may still turn to crime.
- the theory is untestable because most people experience a multitude of definitions - both favorable and unfavorable to law violation - and it is up to them to interpret what those experiences mean, so classifying experiences as wither favorable or unfavorable to crime commission is difficult at best.
- that differential association alone is not a sufficient explanation for crime
- does not seem to provide for free choice in individual circumstances, nor does it explain why some individuals, even when surrounded by associates committed to lives of crime, are still able to hold to noncriminal values.
- fails to account for the emergence of criminal values, addressing only the communication of those values.
Which of the following is not one of the four dimensions of a criminal career?
Participation, frequency, duration, and seriousness
Life course criminology was given its name in a seminal book written by
Robert Sampson & John Laub
Which of the following are a question that a life course researcher would ask?
a. How do early-childhood characteristics lead to adult behavioral processes and outcomes?
b. How do life transitions influence behavior and behavioral choices?
c. How do offending and victimization interact over the life cycle?
Which of the following are one of the three sets of dynamic concepts important to the life course perspective?
Activation, aggravation, and desistance
Which of the following are one of the three types of activation that are possible?
acceleration, stabilization, and diversification
The dynamic process of __________ refers to the existence of a developmental sequence of activities that increase in seriousness over time.
The __________ type of activation involves increased continuity over time.
__________ involves a reduction in the variety of offending.
These are an example of desistance?
1. slowing down in the frequency of offending (deceleration)
2. a reduction in its variety (specialization)
3. a reduction in its seriousness (de-escalation)
According to Glen Elder, the effect of the Great Depression on children born during that era is an example of the principle of
Historical time and place
The __________ theory was developed by Laub and Sampson.
The data collected by the Gluecks was recently reanalyzed by
Laub & Sampson
The concept of turning points in a criminal career was first identified by
G.B. Trasler
The __________ a person's social capital, the __________ the chance of criminal activity.
greater; less
Which of the following factors would not enhance a person's social capital?
marriage and full-time employment
According to Matthew Yeager's research, the strongest indicator of post-prison success was
full-time employment
Desistance that occurs without the formal intervention of the criminal justice system is known as __________ desistance.
The theory of delinquent development was outlined by
David Farrington & Donald West
The __________ component of desistance involves a reduction in the seriousness of offending
According to Wolfgang's analysis of a birth cohort, approximately __________ percent of the cohort members accounted for _________ percent of all arrests.
6%; 52%
Lawrence E. Cohen and Richard Machelek pioneered the __________ theory.
Terence Thornberry developed __________ theory.
Which of the following disruptive and antisocial behaviors is likely to be the last to manifest itself in a juvenile?
These are the preliminary results of the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Program?
1. Delinquency is related to individual risk factors like impulsivity.
2. The more serious involved in drugs a youth is, the more serious that juvenile will be involved in delinquency.
3. Children who are more attached to and involved with their parents are less involved in delinquency.
4. Greater risks exist for violent offending when a child is physically abused or neglected early in life.
5. Students who are not highly committed to school have higher rates of delinquency, and delinquency involvement reduces commitment to school.
6. Poor family life, especially poor parental supervision, exacerbates delinquency and drug use.
7. Affiliation with street gangs and illegal gun ownership are both predictive of delinquency.
8. Living in a bad neighborhood doubles the risk for delinquency.
9. A family being on public assistance is associated with the highest risk of delinquency.
According to the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Program research, the first step on the authority conflict pathway to delinquency is marked by which type of behavior?
stubborn behavior
According to the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Program research, very young subjects (as young as three years of age) are most likely to be found on the _________ pathway to delinquency.
authority conflict
PHDCN is using a(n) __________ research design to study the development of criminal behavior.
Targeted Outreach is a program operated by
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The primary goal of the __________ program is to provide a positive alternative to gangs for at-risk youth.
Targeted Outreach