Please enter something

Intro to Crim week 3

question

Anomie
answer

a moral confusion or breakdown in mores or a gap between goals and means in society (Emile Durkheim)
question

Differential opportunity theory
answer

Cloward and Ohlin’s theory that crime takes place due to a lack of legitimate opportunity and is also due to the availability of illegitimate opportunites
question

Differential association theory
answer

Sutherland’s theory that crime is learned due to exposure to an excess of contacts that advocate criminal behavior
question

True
answer

An example of the technique of neutralization, denying harm to anyone, is associated with victimless crimes.
question

Anomie theory
answer

Which theory focuses on modes of personal adaptation to account for criminality?
question

Differential Association theory
answer

This theory posits that peoples become predisposed toward criminality because of an excess of contacts or interactions that advocate for criminal behavior.
question

Lack of legitimate opportunities
answer

Generally speaking, anomie theories focus on crime as the result of:
question

Innovation
answer

A particular student wants to do well in school but never seems to be able to earn higher than a D. In pursuit of academic success, the student begins to cheat on exams. This is most consistent with which form of adaptation in Merton’s theory of anomie/strain?
question

Policies to create greater opportunities
answer

Someone who supports anomie theory as an explanation for crime would suggest which policy?
question

True
answer

According to Mesner and Rosenfeld’s publication Crime and the American Dream, high crime rates in the U.S. can be largely explained by reality that the economy dominates the major institutions in America (politics and education).