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Intro. to Criminology Midterm
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Is social learning theory more nurture or nature?
what is the approximate level of heritability of antisocial behavior found in behavioral genetics research?
according to low self-control theory at what age is self-control established by...
8 years old
The national crime victimization survey collects data on _____ & _____ crime
Property & personal
What are the main perspectives on crime definitions?
according to the Pratt el al article ______ is the weakest aspect of deterrence theory
"birds of a feather flock together" means...
like-minded people hangout with other like-minded people
according to classical school, ____ & ____ are the two central determinants of human behavior
Pain & pleasure
What is a meta-analysis?
a study of studies
celerity in punishment refers to...
the swiftness of punishment
bounded rationality refers to...
the limitations to rational decision making
differential association theory argues that criminal behavior is...
learned from intimate others (family, friends, peers)
What is a "push" theory?
people are pressured into crime due to external forces
why doesn't everyone react the same way to strain according to Agnew's general strain theory?
people have different coping mechanisms to deal with their strain
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