An introduction to crime and criminology
An introduction to crime and criminology

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An introduction to crime and criminology

5 Crime and criminology quiz

To check your understanding of crime and criminology complete this short quiz.

Activity 9 Checking your understanding

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes
  1. What is crime? (Select more than one)

a. 

Acts which break the law.


b. 

All actions or behaviours that are harmful to other people or society.


c. 

A contested concept.


The correct answers are a and c.

  1. Are all things that are harmful in society also against the law? (Select one)

a. 

Yes, the law protects everyone equally.


b. 

Only some normal and moral violations are made into crimes.


c. 

It depends on how you define harm/harmful.


d. 

No, only those which are really serious.


The correct answer is b.

  1. Are all forms of graffiti crimes? (Select one)

a. 

Yes, all graffiti is a crime.


b. 

No, only non-artistic graffiti is a crime.


c. 

Most forms of non-commissioned graffiti are criminal acts.


d. 

No, only graffiti created by teenagers is a crime.


The correct answer is c.

  1. What is criminology? (Select more than one)

a. 

It is a social science.


b. 

It is a field of systematic study of the problems of crime and criminal justice.


c. 

A popular subject of study for university students.


The correct answers are a, b and c.

  1. Crime, justice victimisation and the study of criminology can all be emotive areas of study. As a result, the criminologist needs to: (Select one)

a. 

Be aware of the biases, value judgements and opinions that they bring with them into their field of study.


b. 

Be able to suppress their emotional reactions.


c. 

Be trained in deep meditation.


d. 

None of the above.


The correct answer is a.

  1. Using your criminological imagination involves trying to think about criminological problems by: (Select one)

a. 

Asking how an individual person can harm another


b. 

Considering how private troubles connect with public issues.


c. 

Exploring the way a serial killer thinks.


d. 

Lying in a field thinking criminological thoughts.


The correct answer is b.

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