Test Bank Criminological Theory 7th Edition by Frank Williams A+

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Test Bank Criminological Theory 7th Edition by Frank Williams A+

Test Bank Criminological Theory 7th Edition by Frank Williams A+

$35.00
Test Bank Criminological Theory 7th Edition by Frank Williams A+
  1. A theory that is assessed by measurement and testing is referred to as:
  2. Metatheory.
  3. Quantitative.
  4. Qualitative.
  5. Microtheory.

Answer: b

Objective: Summarize ways to classify theories

Page number: 4

Level: Basic

  1. Qualitative theory excludes which one of the following factors:
  2. Logical soundness.
  3. Sensitizing ability.
  4. The ability to make sense of conflicting positions.
  5. The ability to be tested statistically.

Answer: d

Objective: Summarize ways to classify theories

Page number: 4

Level: Intermediate

  1. Theories about theories are known as:
  2. Unit theories
  3. Metatheories
  4. Macrotheories
  5. Bridging theories

Answer: b

Objective: Explain the difference between a macro- and a mircrotheory

Page number: 6

Level: Basic

  1. Microtheories are similar to which one of the following:
  2. Process theories
  3. Structure theories
  4. Unit theories
  5. Bridging theories

Answer: a

Objective: Explain the difference between a macro- and a microtheory

Page number: 7

Level: Intermediate

  1. Classical theories do not focus on:
  2. Legal statutes.
  3. The rights of humans.
  4. The pathology of criminal behavior.
  5. Governmental structures.

Answer: c

Objective: Summarize ways to classify criminological theories

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

  1. Structural theories of crime propose that:
  2. The process of how one becomes a criminal is a crucial focus of the theory.
  3. Crime rates will vary as social organization changes.
  4. Theories should be created piece-by-piece like buildings.
  5. All of the above.

Answer: b

Objective: Summarize various ways to classify theories

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

  1. The most common approach to determining a “good” theory is:
  2. Degree to which the theory may sensitize people
  3. Testability and fit to the research evidence
  4. Logical soundness
  5. Ability to make sense out of several conflicting positions

Answer: b

Objective: Describe some characteristics of good theory

Page number: 3

Level: Basic

  1. Which term below applies to a theory that is not really macro or micro but rather in-between?
  2. Bridging theory
  3. Combinational theory
  4. Multi-factor theory
  5. Synthetic theory

Answer: a

Objective: Explain difference between macro- and microtheory

Page number: 7

Level: Basic

  1. The textbook suggests that the proper order for solving problems of crime and criminal justice would be:
  2. Research→ theory→ policy
  3. Policy → research → theory
  4. Theory→ research → policy
  5. Theory → policy → research

Answer: c

Objective: Relationship between theory, research and policy

Page number: 10

Level: Intermediate

  1. Processual theories of crime generally:
  2. Propose that people process information rationally.
  3. Propose that people are largely driven by deterministic factors.
  4. Are concerned with how people become deviant.
  5. Are concerned with the forces that generate crime and how the authorities process that information.

Answer: c

Objective: Summarize ways to classify theories

Page number: 8

Level: Intermediate

Chapter 1 True-False

  1. Thomas Kuhn purported that new theories which get accepted are those which make sense out of conflicting evidence that old theories cannot explain. [p. 5]
  2. True
  3. False

Answer: a

Objective: Characteristics of Good Theory

Page number: 5

Level: Basic

  1. Microtheories are not interested in crime rates or social structure.
  2. True
  3. False

Answer: a

Objective: Difference between macro- and microtheory

Page number: 7

Level: Intermediate

  1. Most of today’s theories are positivist ones.
  2. True
  3. False

Answer: a

Objective: Summarize the ways to classify theory

Page number: 8

Level: Basic

  1. The most common approach to determining a “good” theory is to test it and see how well it fits the research evidence.
  2. True
  3. False

Answer: a

Objective: Characteristics of a good theory

Page number: 3

Level: Intermediate

  1. The major difference between metatheory and unit theory is that metatheory discusses process and unit theory discusses structure.
  2. True
  3. False

Answer: b

Objective: Summarize ways to classify theory

Page number: 6

Level: Intermediate

Chapter 1 Fill in the Blank

  1. A good theory is one that best fits the research evidence and can be ______.

Answer: tested.

Objective: Describe characteristics of a good theory

Page number: 3

Level: Basic

  1. Theory context has two major forms social and _________.

Answer: intellectual.

Objective: What is meant by the social context of a crime theory?

Page number: 9

Level: Intermediate

  1. DeFleur and Quinney referred to a specific form of logic called _______ theory to analyze the internal consistency of one of the more popular theories of criminal behavior.

Answer: set

Objective: What is meant by the social context of a crime theory?

Page number: 5

Level: Intermediate

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