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Criminology 4D: Public Order

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  • Q1
    Why do certain behaviors become outlawed as public order crimes?
    they conflict with social policy/norms/customs
    these behaviors impact identifiable victims who we sympathize with
    they may be considered moral but lack good judgment
    they are considered to be inherently malum in se
  • Q2
    At what point is a moral crusaders activity considered to be successful?
    when public opinion matches the crusaders objectives
    when the social norms regarding the activate have changed
    legislation is passed that meets the objectives of the crusade
    when awareness of the issues has spread to the media
  • Q3
    Which of the following statements does NOT reflect the reasons for legislating public social/moral issues?
    criminal law reflects the shared sense of morality and these behaviors contradict social norms
    in the adult film industry there are still victims, as they may have been coerced into taking part
    these behaviors always must have a individual, identifiable victim
    Pornography, prostitution and drug abuse erode the moral fabric and need to be prohibited
  • Q4
    Which of the following best describes a moral crusader?
    a person who works within legal framework to create change
    a person who sees an activity as “evil” and want to change the law
    a person engaged in lobbying to change laws
    a person who lobbies for stiffer penalties as punishment
  • Q5
    Which of the following is NOT considered in determining if a sexual act is prostitution?
    the individuals cannot know one another previously
    the transaction involves emotional indifference
    activity that has sexual significance to the customer
    there needs to be an economic transaction
  • Q6
    Which of the following has been most identified as a reason for entering prostitution?
    a desire for thrills and excitement
    peer pressure
    Rational choices based on economic need
    diagnosed as a sexual addict
  • Q7
    Which of the following law tactics has NOT BEEN USED to control prostitution in the US?
    increase enforcement and punish those who seek child prostitutes in foreign countries
    arresting of prostitution and then giving social help for medical and personal issues
    working with motel owners to identify and arrest pimps and drug dealers
    high visibility patrols and undercover work to arrest prostitutes and drug dealers
  • Q8
    How do we distinguish between immoral acts and crimes?
    if the law involves pride, greed and sloth they are outlawed
    immoral acts become a crime based on social harm they cause
    acts must be immoral with poor intentions to be a crime
    a good motive prevents criminal behavior from becoming a crime
  • Q9
    Materials that provide sexual gratification for paying customers are determined to be
  • Q10
    Which Supreme Court case defined the concept of obscenity?
    Roth v United Stated
    Gideon v Wainright
    Miller v California
    Albert v California
  • Q11
    Pornographic material that does not violate standing laws is
    heavily regulated by the Church
    protected by the 1st Amend
    prohibited by law enforcement
    allowable to be sold to minors
  • Q12
    Destroying overseas drug crops and Drug labs are examples of
    law enforcement strategies
    interdiction strategies
    source control
    punishment strategies
  • Q13
    The most successful and effective moral crusade movement in the United States was
    the War on Drugs movement of the 1960’s
    the Prohibition/Temperance movement of the 1920’s
    the Equal Rights movement of the 1970 ’s
    The Just say No! Anti-drug movement of the 1980’s
  • Q14
    Mothers Against drunk drivers is an example of
    ethics evangelists
    social interdiction group
    community strategies
    a moral crusader
  • Q15
    Which the following best describes what would be a community strategy to control drug abuse?
    creating programs such as DARE to convince youths not to try drugs
    mandatory testing of workers and criminals to deter use
    observing and photographing drug dealers and users cars and giving information to the police
    creating communities to deal with the psychological and physical causes of drug abuse

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