Crime Control, Prevention & Punishment

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1. A pattern of victimisation highlights how 25% of people are crime victims, but risks are unevenly distributed between social groups. Who are the least likely to be at risk?

  • The wealthier groups
  • The poorer groups
  • The elderly
  • Males
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2. Reduction prevents future crime through 3 methods. Which of the following is not one of these methods?

  • Assimilation
  • Incapacitation
  • Deterrence
  • Rehabilitation

3. Durkheim's 2 types of justice are:

  • Retributive & Restitutive
  • Radical & Returning
  • Reformative & Restitutive
  • Extreme & Internal

4. Positivist victimologists aim to identify what?

  • Factors that produce victimisation patterns
  • The way in which people commit crimes
  • How the powerful victimise the powerless
  • All of the mentioned points

5. Which of the following is not a criticism of SCP?

  • Clarke: rational choice theory exists.
  • It ignores causes of crime (poverty or poor socialisation), so hard to develop long-term crime reduction strategies.
  • It focuses on opportunistic petty crimes, ignores costly & harmful white collar, corporate and state crimes.
  • Chaiken et al: Designing out NY roberries didn't happen, it merely displaced them.
  • Assumes rational choice calculation happens, yet some crimes are impulsive.


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