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Crime in Canadian Context, Third 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) drug offences
b) empirical reality
c) crime rate
d) self-report surveys

Question 3:


a) Theft under $5,000
b) Theft over $5,000
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) Uniform Crime Reporting systems
b) Observational accounts
c) Self-report surveys
d) UCR2 Surveys

Question 6:


a) UCR
b) observational accounts
c) self-report
d) victimization

Question 7:


a) life imprisonment
b) a minimum of 25 years in prison
c) a maximum of 25 years in prison
d) 10 years in prison

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
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