Second Exam Review Sheet
Remember that the word def. after a concept
means that knowing the definition should suffice.
If Def. is not written this means that the questions requires a fuller understanding of the concept.
Q: Radical theorists have identified the following as ways in which Capitalism breeds
(Straight from Lynch and Groves reading and lecture).
From radical theory lecture, be sure you know the relationship between gross state product,
inequality, unemployment, poverty, and relative deprivation and crime.
s typology of crimes that are related to class conflict.
If you are
examples of crimes
or social injuries and
you should be able to identify it
as a crime of control, crime of government, crimes of economic domination, social injury, or
crimes of accommodation. If you understand the definition you should be able to appropri-
ately classify crimes based on it.
From the Radical theory lecture, remember what I had to say about crime in Japan, crime in
Communist countries, and why radical theories are criticized for being simplistic and deter-
Symbolic interactionism (basic info from labeling and social process lectures). What impor-
tant sociological and criminological insights was the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Mar-
tin incident used to illustrate?
The looking glass self
Social learning theories (Akers) vs. differential association (what does Akers add to differen-
Rationalizations (def). If you don
t remember it is mentioned in the textbook (p. 74)
With respect to neutralization theory, a question provides a scenario and asks you which neu-
tralization was employed.
With respect to drift theory, you should know what drift is and the theory
s position on nor-
mative flexibility (i.e. loopholes), free will, and delinquent subcultures.
Know the four elements of the social bond (Hirschi).
Which did Hirschi believe is the pri-
mary source of guilt?
Also, remember the study we discussed comparing college and non-
college bound students during both the high school and the college years and how it relates to
social bonding theory.
Know whether social bonding theory applies equally well to boys and girls. Which aspect of
the social bond may affect the criminal behavior of males and females differently?
Make sure you understand the difference between rationalizations and neutralizations.