Biological and Bisocial Chapter Quiz
1. Things like eye color, hair color, facial features, and personality are passed down
from generation to generation. If this is true, why would we not expect things like
criminal behavior to be passed down as well?
Consensus Theory Chapter Quiz
1.State two crimes that you think support the consensus theory. In other words, name
two laws that you think most people in society support.
2. State two crimes that you think support the conflict theory. In other words, name
Deterrence Chapter Notes
Absolute Deterrence. This refers to the amount of crime that has been prevented
simply due to the fact that a formal system is in place so that an individual could be
legally punished for committing a criminal act.
Biological and Biosocial Chapter Notes
Adoption Studies. Studies that have been done with children reared by biological
parents compared to their siblings or twins reared by adoptive parents in an attempt
to demonstrate a genetic link to criminal behavior
Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories Questions
1. Certainty, severity, and celerity are the key elements of deterrence theory. What
makes certainty so important? Could we not reduce crime by making the punishment
so severe that a rational individual wo
Conflict Theory Notes
Conflict Theory. The view that society is divided into two or more groups with
competing ideas and values. The group(s) with the most power makes the laws and
controls society. Groups lacking the formal power to make the rules still