Ecological and 'Enviromental theories of crime and deviance

Questions of the ecological theories of crime and deviance

  • Created by: Mabel
  • Created on: 13-06-12 18:27

1. P.J. and P.L. Brantingham developed the idea that criminal activity occurs in areas which are 'cognitively known' by the criminal/offender.

  • True
  • False
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2. What is ecological, environmental approach?

  • An attempt to explain the connection between the biography of the criminal and the likelihood for criminal behaviour
  • An attempt to make a link between the physical environment and tendencies for criminal/non-criminal behaviour
  • An attempts to explain the complications of victimisation

3. Cohen and Felson argue that crime occurs as a result of the lack of....

  • A 'capable guardian'
  • Efficient policing
  • 'Differential Association'

4. What is the 'Cultural Transmission' Theory?

  • Differences in culture in a particular area
  • How criminal norms and values are passed on from one generation to the next, seeing crime as normal and 'socially acceptable?
  • A process of intensified criminal behaviour

5. Who created this theory?

  • Morris
  • Felson
  • Shaw and McKay
  • Park and Burgess




This was brilliant, really helpful to refresh the topic in my mind!




patrick flood


top one :)

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