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Unformatted text preview: Clicker Questions 22/01/2009 13:03:00 January 20, 2009 Q. A discrepancy or disjuncture between a perceived and actual threat that when reported in the media generated public support for doing something dramatic about a particular problem is: moral panic Ex. Sex offenders/registry January 22, 2009 Q. As described in the readings, criminology tends to focus on the phenomena of crime and criminals, while criminal justice tends to focus on the agencies that respond to criminal law. Q. The sociological imagination is: the ways in which personal or private troubles are related to public issues Q. Historically, violence against women has been one of the most significant groups of crimes that are unreported or underreported Q. For the year 2001, the deaths resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks are NOT counted in the homicide figures of the UCR: TRUE January 27, 2009 Q. Which ONE of the following is classifies by the FBI (for the UCR) as Criminal Homicide? Non- negligent killing Q. The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen is: willful and justifiable homicide Q. Which of the following is an example of Manslaughter by Negligence? While 2 teens were playing with a gun, one playfully pointed it at the other. The youth pointing the gun fired it and killed the other. At time of arrest, shooter claimed no knowledge of the gun being loaded January 29, 2009 Q. Is the crime rate increasing or decreasing? Decreasing Q. The first experimental research on police arrest and domestic violence found that: less violence occurred after the arrest of a batterer Q. When researcher engage in evaluation research , they intend to assess the consequences and effects that certain policies have. Q. According to the textbook, ethnography entails: interactions and observations with people in their natural environment. Q. In Martin Sanchez Jankowskis research on street gangs, what was he tested for? to determine if he was an informant and how physically tough he was. February 3, 2009 Q. Before the emergence of criminology the scientific study of crime causation what type of explanations were given to explain criminal behavior? Supernatural Q. According to the textbook, studies indicate that in preset times about 50% of the U.S. public continues to believe in Satan and demonic possession Q. Historically, those states that have used the death penalty most often had the highest rates of homicide...
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