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Criminology review - 10 List and briefly describe the strengths of self-report crime surveys What are two basic weaknesses of such surveys 11 How

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CRIMINOLOGY Review questions Spring, 2008 FIRST EXAMINATION Roland Chilton Short Answer Questions for First Examination 1. Present the major elements of criminal law which were presented as Jerome Hall's theory of Criminal Law. (List and briefly describe each element.) 2. Present at least two competing characterizations of the criminal law (Descriptions of the purpose of the criminal law and suggestions of how it is shaped). Which do you find most convincing? Why? 3, Define the "rule of law." 4. List and briefly describe three basic types (categories) of crime suggested by the instructor. 5. List and define three violent offenses. 6. List and define three property offenses 7. List and define three non-predatory crimes 8. List and briefly describe the strengths of the Uniform Crime Reports program (UCR). Do the same for the weaknesses of the program. 9. List and briefly describe the strengths of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Do the same for the weaknesses of the NCVS.
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Unformatted text preview: 10. List and briefly describe the strengths of self-report crime surveys. What are two basic weaknesses of such surveys? 11. How is the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) related to the UCR program? What does it add to the traditional UCR program? 12. What kinds of crime related information is provided by the National Centers for Health Statistics in the Center’s public health statistics program? What is the utility of such information? 13. What are victimless (non-predatory) crimes? Why are they difficult to enforce? 14What are the major phases of a generalized system of justice? Briefly indicate the function of each. 15. Discuss the use of discretion in the system of justice. How and why does it occur? 16. Describe three different types of police misconduct and three options for controlling and reducing such conduct. In addition, review the key terms provided at the end of Chapters 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Siegel text book....
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