MCQs on Crime and Criminology-1st Set


1. Who defined crime as the intentional Act in violation of the criminal law committed defense of excuse and penalized by the state

a) Paul Tappan b) Lombroso c) Edwin Sutherland d) Howard Becker

2. Differential association theory of crime was developed by

a) George Ritzer b) Howard Becker c) Edwin Sutherland d) Lombroso

3. Who coined the term Criminology?

a) Raffaele Garosfalo b) Beccaria c) Lombroso d) Becker

4. Who is considered as the father of Criminology?

a) Adler b) Sutherland c) Lombroso d) Becker

5. …………. crime is used to mean Socio-economic crimes?

a) White collar b) Public property c) Cyber d) Private property

6. The person who commits a crime is known as ………..

a) Gambler b) Criminal c) Prisoner d) Accused

7. Scientific study of crime and criminal behavior is known as ………..

a) Criminal study b) Pathology c) Psychology d) Criminology

8. The term criminology was coined in the year?

a) 1885 b) 1800 c) 1774 d) 1856

9. …………… is the stirring up of feelings against lawful authority?

a) Sedition b) Revolt c) Rebellion d) Treason

10. Who propounded the theories of differential association?

a) Adler b) Sutherland c) Cotron d) Lombroso

11. Theoretical explanation of criminal behavior is classified into …………. categories.

a) six b) seven c) three d) four

12. Hacking belongs to which type of crime?

a) Crimes against individual b) Sedition c) Crimes against property d) Cyber crime

13. Who among the following uses symbolic interactionism to evaluate crimes?

a) Howard Becker b) Merton c) Alison knees d) Sobah

14. National Cyber crime unit is the Cyber crime inspection wing of which country?

a) USA b) Australia c) U.K d) Austria

15. Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic security service of which country?

a) Pakistan b) China c) U.S.A d) Hungary

16. Halocaust is considered as ……….?

a) Crime against Humanity b) International crime c) Crime against property d) Cyber crime

17. Who among the following applied positivist approach in analyzing crimes?

a) Merton b) Sakov c) Lombroso d) Becker

18. According to Lombroso criminals are not born criminals but they are………?

a) Criminaloids b) Very innocent c) Situational criminals d) Hackers

19. Who revised the classical theory in 1810-1819?

a) Classicist b) Neo classist c) Functionalists d) Neo-functionalists

20. Who wrote the book ‘On crimes and Punishments’?

a) Lombroso b) Tarde c) Becker d) Beccaria

21. In which year did the book ‘On crimes and punishments’ was published?

a) 1764 b) 1808 c) 1777 d) 1882

22. ‘Primary deviance’ is the core concept associated with……….. theory of deviance.

a) Labelling theory b) Anomic theory c) Differential association theory d) Psycho-analytical theory

23. Who put forward Psycho-analytical theory of crime?

a) Sigmund Freud b) Alfred Adler c) Karen Horney d) William Wyndt

24. Which theory emphazises on the physiology of the criminals?

a) Theory of evolutionary atavism b) Psycho-analytic theory c) Anomic Theory d) Labelling theory

25. Malicious morphing belongs to……………… crime.

a) Seditious b) Cyber c) Racial d) Misogynistic

  1. A -According to Paul Tappan, “crime is an intentional act or omission in violation of criminal law (statutory and case law) committed without defense or justification, and sanctioned by the state as a felony or misdemeanor”.
  2. C In criminology, differential association is a theory developed by Edwin Sutherland proposing that through interaction with others, individuals learn the values, attitudes, techniques, and motives for criminal behavior.
  3. A
  4. C  Cesare Lombroso (1835–1909), an Italian sociologist working in the late 19th century, is often called “the father of criminology.”

  5. A

  6. B
  7. D

  8. A The term criminology was first coined by the Italian law professor Raffaele Garofalo. in 1885 (in Italian, criminologia). In 1887, French anthropologist Paul Topinard used.

  9. A

  10. B
  11. A

  12. D Definition of Hacking Hacking is broadly defined as the act of breaking into a computer system. Hacking isn’t always a crime as “ethical hacking” occurs when a hacker is legally permitted to exploit security networks. In other words, it’s when a hacker has the appropriate consent or authorization.

  13. A

  14. C
  15. C
  16. A

  17. C The Positivist School was founded by Cesare Lombroso and was led by two others; Enrico Ferri and Raffaele Garofalo. In criminology, the Positivist School has attempted to find scientific objectivity for the measurement and quantification of criminal

  18. A

  19. B
  20. D

  21. A On Crimes and Punishments (Italian: Dei delitti e delle pene [dei deˈlitti e ddelle ˈpeːne]), is a treatise written by Cesare Beccaria in 1764. The treatise condemned torture and the death penalty and was a founding work in the field of penology.

  22. A

  23. B Psychodynamic explanations of crime and criminal behaviour have their origins, by looking at the significant work of Sigmund Freud (1956-1939). The psychoanalytical model developed by Freud in which he believes that a human progresses, early in life.

  24. A

  25. B


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