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Study Guide for the written exam CRJ 308

Nisha Bhakta
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Advanced Criminological Theory
Kimberly Kaiser
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Nisha Bhakta on Friday October 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to CRJ 308 at Arizona State University taught by Kimberly Kaiser in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Advanced Criminological Theory in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

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Date Created: 10/07/16
Written Exam #1 Instructions You will have until 11:59 on Monday, February 24, to answer two essay questions. You will pick one question from each set of questions. Please answer the questions in essay format (full sentences, not bullet points, logical flow of thought, etc.). General Exam Info:  Your answers to these questions should incorporate the course materials. While APA citations and reference lists are not required, if you use direct quotes (which should be used very sparingly, if at all), please provide page numbers.  You may use the course materials and your notes to answer these questions. You may use other academic sources if you wish, but it is not required nor expected.  Please use the honor system and do not discuss or work with other students while taking this exam. Each exam will be checked for plagiarism, so please make sure that you answer these question in your own words.  While I have provided approximate word counts for each question, this is just a guide. I will not be grading for length. Just make sure that you answer each part of the question. Clear and concise writing is preferred. 1 Questions: Pick one of the following questions (approx. 300-500 words): 1) Answer the following with respect to the classical school of criminology: a. Discuss the assumptions made by this school of thought regarding the nature of human beings and their behavior (i.e., the “essential ideas of classical thought”) b. According to this perspective, why does crime occur? Discuss the crime control strategies/implications of this perspective (i.e., what should be done to reduce crime?). c. Discuss how todays criminal justice system both overlaps with and departs from classical criminology. 2) Discuss the following: a. Describe Lombroso’s research for The Criminal Man. What were his findings? Why/how did his findings law the foundation for the positivist school of criminology? b. Discuss the limitations and criticisms of Lombroso’s work. c. Dow do modern-day biological/biosocial theories depart from the work of Cesare Lombroso? Why is the modern-day study of biological factors in crime important? Pick one of the following (approx. 300-500 words): 1) Describe how macro theories of criminology differ from micro theories in the explanation of crime. Identify two macro-level theories and address the following: 2 a. Describe the historical contexts of the origins (emergence) of macro-level theories. b. Discuss the assumptions (i.e., essential ideas) and key concepts of each theory. According to each theory, what is the underlying cause of crime (i.e., why does crime occur, according to the theory?) c. Compare and contrast the two macro level theories you chose. Do they share similarities? What are the differences? 2) Explain the differences between control theories and learning theories of criminal behavior. Specifically, answer the following: a. According to the two perspectives (control and learning), how/why does crime occur? b. Choose one control theory and one learning theory. Describe the central concepts and propositions of each. c. Compare and contrast the two perspectives. What are the differences in the assumptions of control and learning theories? Do they share similarities? 3


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