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Criminology Theories Quiz

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Which theory suggests that criminal behavior is a coping mechanism to deal with negative emotions?

Robert Agnew's General Strain theory

Which theory suggests that deviance and crime are a coping mechanism to deal with negative emotions?

Robert Agnew's General Strain theory

Which theory explains how violence is accepted to stand up against someone who is disrespectful?

Elijah Anderson's Code of the Street

Which theory explains how violence is accepted to stand up against someone who is disrespectful?

Elijah Anderson's Code of the Street

Which theory suggests that behavior depends on our definition of the situation, which is developed through interactions within intimate groups?

Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association theory

Which theory emphasizes material success and the unequal opportunity to achieve it?

Robert K. Merton's Anomie theory

Which theory suggests that behavior depends on our definition of the situation, which is developed through interactions within intimate groups?

Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association theory

Which theory explains the norms and values of delinquent subcultures?

Structural Theories

Which theory suggests that not all lower class individuals turn into delinquent subcultures?

Albert K. Cohen's Theory of blocked opportunity/gang formation

Which theory focuses on institutional power imbalance in society?

Stephen F. Messner & Richard Rosenfeld's Institutional Anomie theory

Which theory explains the norms and values of delinquent subcultures?

Structural Theories

Which theory focuses on institutional power imbalance in society?

Stephen F. Messner & Richard Rosenfeld's Institutional Anomie theory

Which theory suggests that not all lower class individuals turn into delinquent subcultures?

Albert K. Cohen's Theory of blocked opportunity/gang formation

Which theory explains high crime rates in areas with poor economy, residential instability, and ethnic heterogeneity?

Social Disorganization Perspective

Which theory suggests that criminal behavior is learned through observation of punishments and rewards associated with behaviors?

Learning Theories

Which theory explains high crime rates in areas with poor economy, residential instability, and ethnic heterogeneity?

Social Disorganization Perspective

Which theory focuses on how economic conditions affect crime?

Strain/Anomie Theories

Study Notes

  1. Strain/Anomie Theories focus on how economic conditions affect crime.
  2. Robert K. Merton's Anomie theory emphasizes material success and the unequal opportunity to achieve it.
  3. Robert Agnew's General Strain theory considers deviance and crime as a coping mechanism to deal with negative emotions.
  4. Stephen F. Messner & Richard Rosenfeld's Institutional Anomie theory focuses on institutional power imbalance in society.
  5. Social Disorganization Perspective explains high crime rates in areas with poor economy, residential instability, and ethnic heterogeneity.
  6. Learning Theories suggest that criminal behavior is learned through observation of punishments and rewards associated with behaviors.
  7. Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association theory suggests that behavior depends on our definition of the situation, which is developed through interactions within intimate groups.
  8. Structural Theories explain the norms and values of delinquent subcultures.
  9. Albert K. Cohen's Theory of blocked opportunity/gang formation suggests that not all lower class individuals turn into delinquent subcultures.
  10. Elijah Anderson's Code of the Street explains how violence is accepted to stand up against someone who is disrespectful.

Test your knowledge of various criminology theories including Anomie, General Strain, Institutional Anomie, Social Disorganization, Differential Association, and more. Explore how economic conditions, societal structures, and cultural factors influence criminal behavior.

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