Can someone help me with my sociology homework?
A.the criminal justice system operating within the bounds of the law.
B. the idea that people get what they deserve.
C. the process of plea bargaining.
D. the obligation of all citizens to report crime.
2.)Alexander Liazos speaks for the social-conflict approach when he states that
A powerless people are at the highest risk of being defined as deviant.
B deviance has both functions and dysfunctions.
C deviance exists only in the eye of the beholder.
D society should ignore victimless crime.
The likelihood a person will be arrested for a street crime rises sharply
A during the late teenage years.
B in the late twenties.
C during the middle thirties.
D over age forty.
Prostitution is widely regarded as which of the following types of crime?
A crime against the person
B crime against property
C victimless crime
D corporate crime
Edwin Lemert described "primary deviance" as
A the most serious episodes of deviance.
B actions that parents define as deviant.
C a passing episode of deviance that has little effect on the person's self-concept.
D the experience of deviance early in life.
Which of the following are advantages of community-based corrections?
reducing prison overcrowding
reducing costs of dealing with offenders
avoiding the hardships of prison life, including the stigma attached to being incarcerated
All of these are correct.
Edwin Sutherland's differential association theory links deviance to
how labeling someone as deviant can increase the deviant behavior.
the amount of contact a person has with others who encourage or discourage conventional behavior.
how well a person can contain deviant impulses.
how others respond to the race, ethnicity, gender, and class of the individual.
What concept did Erving Goffman use to refer to a powerful and negative label that greatly changes a person's self-concept and social identity?
a deviant ritual
a degradation ceremony
a secondary identity
Durkheim noted that it is the _________ that defines acts and persons as criminal.
While some fluctuation in crime rates is part of the operation of normal healthy societies, an extreme ________ in crime would be unhealthy, which is the opposite of what we are used to thinking.
What would be the blank word?
The events of Sept. 11 changed the way many Americans live and the norms regulating their behavior. Thus 9/11 resulted in _____ in American society.
little substantive change
. an economic upswing
Which of the following was/is a criminal?
There is nothing inherent in almost any act that makes it universally deviant.
According to Durkheim, _______ is "normal."
all of the above
From Durkheim's perspective, a society without __________ would be one that is dysfunctional.
What is the word in the blank?
Those who founded the U.S. would agree with Durkheim regarding crime and deviance. Which of the following Founders said:
"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
Deviance is relative means that what is defined as a crime or as deviant b ehavior depends on the circumstances under which it takes place. Very little human behavior is universally deviant in all cultures.
According to Durkheim, crime is
consistently negative in its outcomes
only controlled by retribution as a form of punishment
an integral part of all healthy societies
decreasing in industrialized society
Which of the following "criminals" were actually "heroes?"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
all of the above
Durkheim said, "...the collective sentiments at the basis of morality must not be hostile to change, and consequently must have moderate energy. If they were too strong, they would no longer be plastic." and Benjamin Franklin said: "Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." As the Bush adiminstation cracked down on what it defined as terrorism, Americans might gain "security" but could loose
progress and positive social changes
all of the above
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