Quiz 1

Question 1 (2 points)

Misdemeanors are serious crimes punishable by incarceration of more than one year in prison.
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Question 2 (2 points)

Public order crimes include public drunkenness, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.
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Question 3 (2 points)

The public’s attitudes towards drugs and budgetary concerns has led to a reconsideration of the drug policies by government officials.
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Question 4 (2 points)

One of the hallmarks of justice in a democracy is the rights extended to an accused person.
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Question 5 (2 points)

Crimes committed in the context of a legal business or profession are called __________ crimes.
Question 5 options:
A) political
B) victimless
C) occupational
D) organized

Question 6 (2 points)

Politicians often try to be “tough on crime” without fully understanding the costs and consequences of such policies.
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Question 7 (2 points)

Visible crimes are typically committed by older career criminals in their 40s.
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Question 8 (2 points)

Sherry is a 40-year-old white female who frequently participates in prostitution to earn money for her crack habit. She was raised in a single-parent home and has been selling herself for the last 18 years. She has been arrested several times and has no hope that she can make a better life for herself.​

Sherry willingly participates in prostitution and feels as though her actions should not be considered criminal. In which type of crime does Sherry participate? ​
Question 8 options:
A) Victimless
B) Political
C) Occupation
D) Organized

Question 9 (2 points)

Elizabeth is a middle-age female who was planning to purchase a new spring wardrobe with her credit card. When she handed the salesperson her credit card, she was surprised to find out that it was denied. Elizabeth had no idea how this could possibly have happened. She has a $20,000 credit limit and currently has a zero balance. Elizabeth realized that a crime had been committed against her.

Elizabeth was most likely the victim of identity theft perpetrated by:

Question 9 options:
A) a transnational crime syndicate.
​B. local criminal element.
C. organized crime​.
*D. possibly all of the above.

Question 10 (2 points)

Sherry is a 40-year-old white female who frequently participates in prostitution to earn money for her crack habit. She was raised in a single-parent home and has been selling herself for the last 18 years. She has been arrested several times and has no hope that she can make a better life for herself.

Sherry’s crime is a questionable crime by many who feel that prostitution is not wrong “in and of itself,” or a __________ offense.

Question 10 options:
A) mala prohibita
B) mala in se
C) felony
D) misdemeanor

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