Test 1 - Name_ Dr. Phillips Dr. Votey Economics 160 MIDTERM...

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Name______________________________ Dr. Phillips Economics 160 Spring 2004 Dr. Votey MIDTERM EXAMINATION (possible points 150) Part I (20 minutes) Answer all 20 questions. Choose the BEST answer and mark your Scantron 40 Points Sheet accordingly. 1. In regarding crime as a social problem, a logical objective would be a. to make every effort to make society totally crime free. b. to minimize the social cost of crime, which means to focus only on crimes for which damages are well defined in monetary terms. c. to minimize the sum of damages to victims and the costs of crime control. d. to focus on the damages to victims of personal crimes since property crime is essentially a transfer with losses to victims offset by gains to the person acquiring stolen property. e. to rule out all acts against religions or religious groups because of the constitutional separation of church and state. 2. Crime Generation a is the name given to the youths who became of age to participate in crime in the early 1980's when crime participation was beginning to peak b. is a functional relationship that describes the process whereby society encourages young people to revolt against society by imposing unfair constraints on youthful freedoms. c. is the title of the book by John Grisham depicting the revolutionary spirit of campus youth in the early 60’s who opposed the rules restraining drug use. d. is a functional relationship that describes the factors and processes, such as lack of economic opportunities and the deterrent effects of law enforcement that influence individuals to commit crimes against other individuals or society. e. describes a Darwinian process whereby criminal tendencies are inherited and passed from generation to generation. 3. In an analysis of the seeming trade-off between equity and efficiency in the determination of the level of crime that will result in a society, a. if two communities, one rich and one poor, have the same preferences regarding crime control and spending on other goods and services and identical crime control technologies, the poor community will have lower average levels of crime. b. according to Lester Thurow, if we act to spread existing resources so that crime rates are equalized across all of the states the average level of crime will rise. c. if the rich and poor communities have the same crime control technologies and preferences, the rich will tend to spend a greater share of income on crime control. d. if both the rich and poor communities have identical crime control technologies and preferences, the lower crime rates for the poor community can be perceived as an offset to the fact of being poor. e. None of the above. 1
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4. Jeremy Bentham a. has been called the father of modern economic consumer theory. b.
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