Project #90643 - Criminal justice study guide CRIME THEORY 4340

STUDY SUGGESTIONS FOR CJ4340 – SECOND EXAM

 Book using is Criminological theories introduction, evaluation, and application 6th edition, By ronald l. akers/christine s. sellers

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Here are some general questions to orient your review:

 

(1)What is wrong with Lombroso’s biological theory of crime?  What are the policy implications of his theory?

(2) According to Goring and Goddard, how does low IQ cause crime? 

(3) How does Freud explain crime?  What did he assume about human nature?

(4) How is circular reasoning a problem with many psychological theories of crime?

(5) What is Moffitt’s biosocial theory of crime?  How is it an improvement over other psychological theories of crime?  What is the distinction between adolescence-limited offending and life-course persistent offending?

(6) What is the MMPI and how well does it predict criminal behavior?

(7) How do Hirschi and Hindelang’s findings about IQ and delinquency bear on our understanding of the relationship between these variables?

(8) Compare Hirschi’s social control theory with Sutherland’s theory of differential association.  How are they similar?  How are they different?

(9) How is school achievement (or failure in school) emphasized in various theories?

(10) How well is Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization theory supported by existing evidence (research)?  Cite evidence, both pro and con.

(11) What are the policy implications of Gottfredson and Hirschi’s self-control theory?

(12) Compare Cohen’s classic strain theory with Agnew’s revised strain theory.  How are they similar?  How are they different?

(13) Explain how learning theorists tend to incorporate peers (delinquent friends).  How do control theorists incorporate peers?.

(14) How can Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization theory and Sutherland’s differential association theory be considered “learning” theories?

(15) What impact has strain theory had on social policy in the U.S.?

(16) What are the possible links between self-control theory and social control theory?

(17) How do control theories incorporate the family as a cause of crime?

(18) What is the major premise of classic strain theories?

(19) How did Merton explain deviance and how did his theory provide impetus to the classic strain theories of Cohen and Cloward and Ohlin?

(20) Why do most researchers today argue that poverty does not cause crime?

(21) Compare Akers’ social learning theory with Sutherland’s differential association theory.  How are they similar?  How are they different?

(22) Which theories have problems with circular reasoning?

(23) How does social disorganization theory combine elements of control theory and learning theory?

(24) What are the policy implications of differential association/social learning theory?

(25) What causes low self-control according to Gottfredson and Hirschi?  What can be done to correct people’s low self-control?

(26) Compare Cohen’s classic strain theory with Cloward and Ohlin’s classic strain theory.  How are they similar?  How are they different?

(27) What are the policy implications of Hirschi’s social control theory?

 

 

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