Virgil Adams III

Virgil Adams III, M.A. Psychology

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Sociology, Social Sciences


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Study Guide 292

SOC 292

Study Guide for Exam I
Chapters 1,2,3,4

Chapter I- Changing Boundaries of CriminologyKey Concepts:

What are the results of terrorism?
What are the components of wheel of terrorism?
What is the impact of the destruction of cultural property?
What is Ecocide?
Define criminology.
Who is the father of criminology?
Define deviance.
Define crime.
Compare and contrast the Consensus vs. Conflict model.
What is the criminal justice system?
What is the importance of the scientific method in criminology?

Chapter II- Counting Crime and Measuring Criminal Behavior.Key Concepts

What are the needed ingredients of crime?
What is mens rea?
Know the differences between a felony, misdemeanor, and infraction.
What is replication?
What is a random sample?
What is the benefit of Participant vs. non-participant observation.
What is the Uniform Crime Report?
What is the National Crime Victimization Survey?

What is importance of tabulating index crimes?
What is the meaning of the "dark figure of crime"?
What are the benefits and limitations of the UCR , NCVS and self-report studies?

Chapter III- School of thought throughout History.

What is the classical school?
What is the positivist school?
Who is Cesare Beccaria?
What is utilitarianism?
Who is Cesare Lambroso?
What is phrenology?
What is Atavism or atavista stigmata?
What are the three body types of the Somatotype School?
What is the impact of moral insanity on Mens Rea?
What are the criteria that are evaluated in examining the impact of Sociological Determinism?
Who was Emile Durkheim?
What is anomie?
Why is crime functional for society according to Durkheim?

Chapter IV- Explanations of Crime and Criminal BehaviorKey Concepts

Who was Sigmund Freud?
What are the functions of the id, ego, and superego?
Who is Lawrence Kolberg?
How does moral development impact crime or criminal activity?
What are the functions of Pre-conventional, Conventional, and Post-conventional morality.
How does the attachment theory explain criminal behavior?
How does social learning theory explain deviant or criminal behavior in society?
How does the differential association theory explain criminal conduct of individual and peers?
How does Hans Eysenck's conditioning theory explain criminal conduct in individuals?
What is the impact of psychoticism, extroversion, and neuroticism and cortical arousal?
What is psychopathy or sociopathy?
What is the relationship of IQ to criminal behavior on individuals.


To be announced in class during lecture