Criminal Behaviour Quiz

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  • Created on: 22-03-15 18:21
How do researchers define crime in simple terms?
An act that breaks the law
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Why is it hard to measure crime?
Not all crimes are reported
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Why do some people not report crimes ?
They may be embarrassed or scared
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What is a criminal personality?
A collection of traits that makes a person different from normal, law abiding people
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What traits are in a criminal personality?
Impulsiveness, lacking feelings of guilt, self-importance, over optimistic, pleasure seeking
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What is the main idea of the Biological approach?
people are born criminals
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What does the Pre-frontal cortex do?
forms a link between anti-social behaviour and fear, it's underactive in some criminals
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What is a criticism of the Core theory?
There can't be a criminal gene that accounts for all criminal behaviour
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What is the main idea of the Alternative theory?
people observe others and mimic role models' rewarded behaviour
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Where did the Core Study take place?
Denmark
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What did Mednick study?
4000 adopted male criminal records
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Who did Mednick compare the records with?
Biological and Adoptive parents records
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What did the Core study show?
Genes had a stronger effect on criminal behaviour than environment
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What's a criticism of the Core study?
Criminal records are inaccurate
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