Crime and Victimization Study Guide

Crime and Victimization Study Guide

 

Criminology

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SOC 3010

Midterm Study Guide

 

The midterm exam will cover, but not be limited to the following categories:

 

  1. Understanding Crime and Victimization
    1. Chapter 1
      1. Deviance
      2. Criminogenic Conditions
  • Consensus vs. Conflict Theory
  1. Mala in se vs. mala prohibita
  2. Self-reporting: It’s the reporting from who?
  3. Experiments
  1. Chapter 2
    1. Media’s Impact
      1. Overdramatization of Crime
      2. Overreporting of Crime
      3. Virtuous victims
    2. Democratic Theory vs. Public Opinion
  • Crime Myths
  1. Public Beliefs on Crime and Criminal Justice
    1. Fear
      1. Graphs on fear in Chapter 2
    2. Views about the Police
  2. Chapter 3
    1. Measuring Crime
      1. Uniform Crime Reports
        1. Violent vs. Property crime
      2. Part I vs. Part II Offenses
        1. How a Crime Becomes Official
      3. Critique of UCR Data
        1. School Reporting
      4. National Crime Victimization Survey
        1. Self-Reporting
      5. Patterning of Criminal Behavior
        1. Geographical Patterns
        2. Seasonal and Climatological Variations
  • Social Patterns of Criminal Behavior
    1. Gender and Crime
    2. Race and Crime
    3. Age and Crime
  1. Chapter 4
    1. Geographical Patterns
    2. Social Patterns
  • International Crime Victim Survey
  1. Victim-Offender Relationship
    1. Strangers vs. Non-strangers
    2. Intimate-Partner Violence
  2. Perceived Race, Gender, and Age of Offenders
  3. Victimization
    1. Deviant lifestyles and victimization
    2. College student trends
    3. Homelessness
    4. Violence on the Elderly
  • Physical Proximity and Victimization
    1. Hot spots
  • Individual Traits
  1. Chapter 5: Classical and Neoclassical Perspectives
    1. Classical Theory (Utilitarianism)
    2. Neoclassical Theory
      1. Rational Choice
      2. Deterrence
      3. Routine Activities
    3. Chapter 6: Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime
      1. Biological Explanations
        1. Chart 6-1
        2. Personality
          1. Id
          2. Ego
          3. Superego
        3. Chapter 10
          1. Homicide – killing of a human being
            1. Murder
            2. Manslaughter
              1. Aka unjustifiable, less serious killings
            3. Battery vs. Assault
  • Violence by Women
  1. Mass Murder
    1. Workplace violence and “Going Postal”
  2. Serial Killing
  3. Workplace Violence
  • Hate Crime
  1. Chapter 11
    1. International Discussion
      1. Genital Mutilation
      2. Dowry Deaths
      3. Femicide
    2. Rape vs. Sexual Assault
      1. IPV
      2. Social Patterns
        1. Age
        2. Social Class Implications
        3. Patriarchy
        4. Feminism
        5. Rape Myths
        6. Intimate Partner Violence Myths
      3. Stalking