Social Problems Study Guide

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1. Which of the following was once deemed criminal in China but is not anymore?

a. Consuming Pork
b. Making a Profit
c. Birth Control
d. All of the Above

Answer: _____

2. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Marquita says that she wants to be a lawmaker who determines what is legal and what is criminal. As such, Marquita wants to be involved in the:

a. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
b. Recidivism Rate
c. A Ponzi Scheme
d. Political Process

Answer: _____

3. Despite opposition, the Supreme Court made abortion legal in the U.S. This illustrates the Court's:

a. Deterrence
b. Retribution
c. Power
d. Incapacitation

Answer: _____

4. Grace is graduating from college and she has been offered two jobs: one in San Diego and one in San Francisco. Grace will consider the number of crimes occurring per 100,000 people in each city to determine which job she will take. Grace is using the:

a. Crime Rate
b. Illegitimate Opportunity Structure
c. Incapacitation Rate
d. Juvenile Delinquency Rate

Answer: _____

5. Which of the following is true regarding concern over victimization?

a. Women are more concerned about becoming a crime victim than men. b. Men are more concerned about becoming a crime victim than women. c. Women and men are equally concerned about becoming a crime victim. d. None of the Above

Answer: _____

6. Ophelia is conducting research on how police officers are more likely to stop drivers who fit a certain profile. Ophelia's research is in line with:

a. Functionalism
b. Symbolic Interactionism
c. Conflict Theory
d. All of the Above

Answer: _____

7. Chambliss's research on the Saints and the Roughnecks is an example of:

a. Conflict Theory
b. Illegitimate Opportunity Structure
c. Labeling
d. Criminal Enterprise

Answer: _____

8. Omar thinks that the high unemployment rate in the urban metropolitan area encourages some people to commit crime. Omar's thinking is in line with:

a. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
b. Strain Theory
c. Techniques of Neutralization
d. Symbolic Interactionism

Answer: _____

9. Penny wants to buy a house. She works two jobs and saves her money and after three years, she purchases her first home. Penny is a(n):

a. Innovator
b. Retreatist
c. Ritualist
d. Conformist

Answer: _____

10. Marsha wants to purchase a car so she sells drugs to earn cash. Marsha is a(n):

a. Innovator
b. Retreatist
c. Ritualist
d. Conformist

Answer: _____

11. Constance has been taking classes at the college for the last 7 years. She is not pursuing any degree, just going through the motions of being a student. Constance is a(n):

a. Innovator
b. Retreatist
c. Ritualist
d. Conformist

Answer: _____

12. Wendell is addicted to drugs and has rejected society's means and goals. Wendell is a(n):

a. Rebel
b. Retreatist
c. Ritualist
d. Conformist

Answer: _____

13. The Neo-Nazis seek to replace the current social order with a new one. The Neo-Nazis are:

a. Rebels
b. Retreatists
c. Ritualists
d. Conformists

Answer: _____

14. Ralph is a construction worker. He is typically unemployed for 5 months out of each year. As such, Ralph is a part of the:

a. Stable Working Class
b. Marginal Working Class
c. Upper Level Manager
d. None of the Above

Answer: _____

15. Thirteen-year-old Saeed stole his neighbor's automobile. This is an example of:

a. Juvenile Deterrence
b. Juvenile Delinquency
c. Juvenile Diversion
d. Juvenile Discretion

Answer: _____

16. It is not illegal to drink alcohol in the United States, but it is illegal for minors to drink alcohol in the U.S. So when 16-year-old Mina was caught drinking, she was guilty of a:

a. Status Crime
b. Criminal Enterprise
c. Diversion
d. Property Crime

Answer: _____

17. The younger a juvenile is when...
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