Crime and Deviance

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Official Statistics are inaccurate?

  • Dark figure of crime not included.
  • Confident victims.
  • Some crimes are too trivial.
  • Private matters not reported.
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2. Which one of the following is NOT an informal agent, but is a FORMAL agent?

  • Government.
  • Peer group.
  • Workplace.
  • Family.

3. What are the Official Statistics?

  • Statistics released by government officials of all the crimes that were reported.
  • Statistics released by all the police officers that are sent out to each person.
  • Statistics of all the dark figures of crime.

4. Which is NOT an advantage of prisons?

  • Deters criminals.
  • Learn new tricks.
  • Free education for inmates.
  • Rehabilitation.

5. Who did a study to find the link between social class and criminal activity [Status Frustration]?

  • Albert Cohen [1955]
  • Ann Oakley [1965]
  • Rosenthal & Jacobson [1973]
  • Willmott & Young [1988]


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