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Unformatted text preview: CRIMINOLOGY REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM 1 The first exam is worth 50 points and will consist of 35 multiple choice questions and a 15 point essay (long answer) question. These questions will cover all material covered in class, as well as material covered in the required readings. Approximately 90% of the points you can earn will come from material covered in lectures. The remaining 10% will come from the assigned readings and films. The following is a list of topics and theoretical arguments you can expect to find on the exam. Please be aware that this is merely a list of topics and theories. The list does not convey fully the need to integrate information across theories and topics and the need to think abstractly and critically about various theories and topics. SOME GENERAL TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED ON THIS EXAM INCLUDE: definition of crime criminal defenses criminal law versus civil law sociological models of law – consensus, group conflict, class conflict advantages and disadvantages of different methods of measuring crime determinants of arrest labeling arguments concerning bias in arrest interactionist arguments concerning bias in arrest marxist arguments concerning bias in definitions of seriousness demographic correlates of crime Hirschi and Selvin’s 3 criteria of causality Classical/neoclassical/deterrence perspectives on crime and punishment deterrence and brutalization arguments identification and villain identification hypotheses death penalty studies – immediate impact studies, time-series studies, comparative studies Supreme Court rulings concerning the death penalty retribution – von den Haag incapacitation – collective incapacitation and selective incapacitation rehabilitation ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 306 taught by Professor Decoster during the Spring '10 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '10