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CRJU 2220
FINAL EXAM
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SET 1
Criminology
The scientific study of the nature, extent, cause, and control of criminal behavior.
Valid Measure
a measure that actually measures what it purports to measure; a measure that is factual.
Reliable Measure
A measure that produces consistent results from one measurement to another.
Megan's Law
requires law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public about registered
sex offenders, including the offender's name, picture, address, incarceration date, and nature of
crime.
Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety v. Doe (2003)
U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of sex offender registration when it ruled that persons
convicted of sexual offenses may be required to register with a state's Department of Public
Safety & be listed on a sex offender registry with info -names, addresses, photos, etc. online.
Victim Precipitated Homicide
Refers to those killings in which the victim is a direct, positive precipitator of the incident.
White-collar Crime
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illegal acts that capitalize on a person's status in the marketplace. White-collar crimes may
include theft, embezzlement, fraud, market manipulation, restraint of trade and false advertising.
Penology
Subarea of criminology that focuses on the correction and control of criminal offenders.
Rehabilitation
Treatment of criminal offenders that is aimed at preventing future criminal behavior.
Mandatory Sentences
A statutory requirement that a certain penalty shall be carried out in all cases of conviction for a
specified offense or series of offenses.
Capital Punishment
The execution of criminal offenders; the death penalty.
Recidivism
Relapse into criminal behavior after apprehension, conviction, and correction for a previous
crime.
Victimology
The study of the victim's role in criminal events.
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