Study Guide for Exam I
Chapter I: Changing Boundaries of Criminology
- 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
- 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 Behavior
- 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.
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