Diagnostic Quiz 6 - Question: What is deviance? Student...

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Question: What is deviance? Student answered: d) none of the above Correct answer: a) a transgression of social norms that are accepted by most people in a community Question: What is émile Durkheim's concept of anomie? Student answered: b) A state where no deviant behavior exists. Correct answer: c) A situation in which no clear standards exist to guide behavior in a social situation, where people find themselves in unprecedented situations and do not know how to react. Question: Which factors do sociologists believe explain why crime rates fell so dramatically in the 1990s? Student answered: a) Better household alarm systems, better theft-protection devices in automobiles, and the Neighborhood Watch movement reduced crime. Correct answer: b) Aggressive new police tactics to stop the use of guns, the decline of the crack epidemic, and the booming economy reduced crime. Question: What is community policing? Student answered: b) a program that aims at crime prevention rather than at law enforcement through police partnership with the community Correct answer: b) a program that aims at crime prevention rather than at law enforcement through police partnership with the community Question: Not all illegal behavior is deviant and not all deviant behavior is illegal. Which of the following best characterizes the nature of the act of driving three miles above the speed limit? Student answered: c) normative and legal Correct answer: d) normative but illegal Question: What was Robert K. Merton's theory of crime? Student answered: d) People are more likely to commit crime if they have committed a crime
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2010 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Finlay during the Spring '10 term at University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee .

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Diagnostic Quiz 6 - Question: What is deviance? Student...

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