Quiz 1. Which of the following correctly describes the relationship between victimology and criminology? a. Victimology encompasses several sub-disciplines, including criminology. b. Although they address similar topics, their research and analyti

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1.   Which of the following correctly describes the relationship between victimology and criminology?

 

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a.

Victimology encompasses several sub-disciplines, including criminology.



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b.

Although they address similar topics, their research and analytic methods markedly differ.



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Victimology can be considered an area of specialization within criminology.



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d.

Victimologists only study the victims of crimes, and criminologists only study the offenders.



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QUESTION 2

1.   Both criminologists and victimologists place a great emphasis on following the proper ways of gathering and interpreting data.

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QUESTION 3

1.   Which of the following laws mandates convicted sex offenders register with their local police department?

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a.

Megan’s Law

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b.

Jenna’s Law

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c.

Kathy’s Law 

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d.

Lee-Anne’s Law 

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QUESTION 4

1.   One of the confounding myths of serial murder is that they are all, by definition _____.

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committed by killers who report prior criminality and incarcerations.

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b.

sexual.

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c.

violent.

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d.

cases of sane individuals who commit atrocities on society.

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QUESTION 5

1.   Statistics can be used to _____.

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expose patterns of crime

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b.

measure victimization rates

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c.

do all of these.

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d.

demonstrate crime variation across time

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QUESTION 6

1.   The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an overhaul of ____.

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the NCVS

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b.

various state reporting systems

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c.

all of these

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d.

the UCR

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QUESTION 7

1.   Which of the following is included in Part I of the UCR?

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a.

robbery 

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b.

murder

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c.

forcible rape

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d.

all of these

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QUESTION 8

1.   The UCR employs the “hierarchy rule.” This means that:

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police agencies are ranked according to the population they serve 

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b.

federal crimes are considered more important than state crimes 

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c.

if more than one offense occurs in the same incident, then only the most serious crime is reported

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d.

crimes are assigned a point value depending on severity, so that “serious” crimes are weighted more heavily in the results 

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QUESTION 9

1.   Between 1993 and 2002 in the United States, _____.

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a.

there was virtually no change in the rate of robberies 

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b.

the rate of robberies fell dramatically 

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c.

the rate of robberies rose dramatically 

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d.

conflicting definitions of “robbery” make it impossible to define trends

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QUESTION 10

1.   In the United States, the peak years of risk for being a victim of homicide are _____.

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a.

teenage years 

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b.

early 30s

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c.

early 20s

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d.

late 50s.

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QUESTION 11

1.   How many serial murder cases are linked directly to Satanic worship or cult-related activities?

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a.

23 percent

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b.

About half

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c.

 None




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d.

less than 5 percent

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QUESTION 12

1.   This killer had subpar intelligence, suffered from kryptopyroluria, suffered multiple head traumas, was raised in a dysfunctional family, experienced sexual and physical abuse, had homosexual experiences at age 11, had sex with animals, and went on as an adult to kill female prostitutes.  He sometimes returned to the crime scenes days later to mutilate the corpses and take trophies.  

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a.

Juan Cordoba

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b.

Joseph Kallinger

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c.

Ed Gein

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d.

Arthur Shawcross

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QUESTION 13

1.   Who are the "quiet killers"?

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a.

female serial killers

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b.

persons who kill with poisons

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c.

male hospital orderlies

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d.

persons who kill family members

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QUESTION 14

1.   Wolfgang noted a preponderance of killings among the _____, where interpersonal violence was more "acceptable." 

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a.

extremely wealthy

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b.

lower socioeconomic classes

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c.

higher socioeconomic classes

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d.

middle classes

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QUESTION 15

1.   What do Hirschi's four elements of the social bond include?

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attachment, participation, cooperation, and regulation

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b.

attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief

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c.

alliances, involvement, participation, and belief

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d.

alliances, commitment, cooperation, and regulation

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QUESTION 16

1.   When murder rates in various countries are analyzed, higher rates tend to be associated with _____.

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a.

the average age of the population

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b.

the country’s climate 

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c.

great economic inequality 

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d.

the treatment of women 

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QUESTION 17

1.   A police department that is _____ is more likely to have a victim advocacy unit. 

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a.

intrinsically successful 

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b.

externally-motivated 

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c.

forward telescoping 

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d.

victim-oriented

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QUESTION 18

1.   Many police departments have established _____ to reexamine old unsolved serious crimes.

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a.

victim assistance programs

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b.

citizen’s arrest units 

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c.

detective bureaus 

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d.

cold case squads 

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QUESTION 19

1.   Punishment in the form of imprisonment has been defended as a method of enhancing public safety by incapacitating dangerous predators. 

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QUESTION 20

1.   Justifying punishment on the grounds of just deserts implies that punishment is a morally sound practice, regardless of any value it has in deterring or incapacitating criminals. 

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QUESTION 21

1.   In the criminal justice system, pledges, entitlements, privileges, benefits, options, practices, and opportunities for redress are commonly referred to as _____. 

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a.

victims’ rights

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b.

prosecutorial bargains

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c.

just deserts

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d.

plea deals of the hour 

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QUESTION 22

1.   The _____ guarantees accused persons the right to a speedy trial.

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a.

Eighth Amendment

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b.

Fifth Amendment

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c.

Sixth Amendment

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d.

Fourth Amendment

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QUESTION 23

1.   A federal truth-in-sentencing law, passed in 1987 and adopted in most states, requires offenders to serve at least _____ percent of their court-imposed sentence.

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a.

90

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b.

85

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c.

65

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d.

70

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QUESTION 24

1.   Prosecutors always put the interests of the victim above those of the government and their bureaucracy.

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QUESTION 25

1.   In their prosecutorial role, Assistant District Attorneys can take steps to protect victims and witnesses from intimidation. 

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QUESTION 26

1.   Discuss how the importance of victims and their role in the criminal justice system has changed over time. (5pts)

 

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QUESTION 27

1.   Compare and contrast the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report  and the National Crime Victimization Survey. Be sure to discuss its sources of information and how results from each are interpreted. (5pts)

 

 

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QUESTION 28

1.  Assume a scenario where a husband has a long history of physical abuse toward his wife and children. The wife’s order of protection and previous complaints to the police have not stopped the abuse. One night, the wife shoots the husband in his sleep. Examine this scenario from the perspectives of “victim blaming,” “victim defending,” and “system blaming.” (5pts)

 

 QUESTION 29

1.   The notions of victim facilitation, precipitation, and provocation have been derived from the broader theme of shared responsibility. Outline and discuss each of these concepts. Compare and contrast them. (5pts)

 

QUESTION 30

1.   In what ways can the police better serve the best interest of crime victims? (5pts)

 

 

 

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