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Question 1 1 pts According to the author of your text, some social scientists who believe that genetics plays a role in predisposing people to break

Question 1

1 pts

According to the author of your text, some social scientists who believe that genetics plays a role in predisposing people to break the law

have suggested that one such genetic factor may be a decreased ability to control impulses.

tend to believe that some humans are born with instincts to commit very specific kinds of criminal acts.

have almost no sound research upon which to base this idea.

tend to deny that criminal behavior must be learned.


Question 2

1 pts

Research on the effects of population turnover has failed to support Emile Durkheim's ideas about the effects of breakdown in social integration.

True

False


Question 3

1 pts

The proverb "idle hands are the devil's workshop" deals with which dimension of social control theory?

attachments.

beliefs.

involvements.

investments.


Question 4

1 pts

Two variables that influence criminal activity more than any other variables are

race and sex.

social class and race.

sex and age.

age and educational level.


Question 5

1 pts

Juvenile delinquents in state institutions

are less likely to have an immediate family member who has been or is in prison than adult prison inmates.

usually have at least one immediate family member who has been or is incarcerated.

usually have two parents with arrest records.

generally come from large families in which most of their siblings have been incarcerated.


Question 6

1 pts

Subcultural theories of deviance help to explain why people feel guilty when they commit deviant acts.

True

False


Question 7

1 pts

Early sociological research on the relationship of mental illness and crime had shown that mentally ill people are

far more likely to commit crime than others.

more likely to be arrested for crime but not more likely to commit crime.

not as likely to have the opportunity to commit crime due to the fact that they were watched closely or institutionalized.

less likely than others to commit crime.

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