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Crime in Canadian Context, second edition: Chapter 2: Measuring Crime

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Question 1:


a) understand individual behaviour
b) systematically collect observable data
c) collect facts
d) measure reality

Question 2:


a) the most accurate way to count crime
b) prison system data
c) official crime statistics
d) self-report surveys

Question 3:


a) Theft under $5,000.00
b) Theft over $5,000.00
c) Robbery
d) Breaking and entering

Question 4:


a) Certain offences are regarded as trivial
b) The individual or group may not know who they were victimized by
c) The individual or group may believe that reporting crime to the police would punish people unnecessarily
d) The individual or group does not want to be responsible for driving up the crime rate

Question 5:


a) been associated with an overall decrease in most police youth crime all across Canada
b) led to fewer youth being sentenced to probation compared to the Young Offender’s Act
c) succeeded in significantly reducing the rates of use of court and custody without increasing police-recorded youth crime
d) been effective in reducing levels of police-reported female assaults

Question 6:


a) there were relatively few differences between crime and the socioeconomic status of the adolescents’ parents they surveyed
b) low socioeconomic status was linked to criminal behaviour
c) gender was unrelated to criminal activity
d) immigrants were found to be the group who committed the most crime

Question 7:


a) Cocaine (including ‘crack’)
b) Marijuana
c) Alcohol
d) Tobacco

Question 8:


a) the data collected from such studies cannot be used to make broader generalizations about levels of crime in the population
b) they do not collect valid data
c) they are unable to gather data so that a deeper understanding and appreciation of crime and victimization can be achieved.
d) they are unable to collect qualitative data

Question 9:


a) The United States of America
b) Canada
c) Hong Kong
d) Turkey

Question 10:


a) Infanticide, suicide, and manslaughter
b) Manslaughter, murder, and infanticide
c) Third degree murder, infanticide, and manslaughter
d) Manslaughter, suicide, and second degree murder