Criminology : Political Crime and Terrorism

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Criminology

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Political Crime And Terrorism

Which of the following is best defined as an act that is committed for ideological purposes that constitutes a threat against the state?

Possible Answers:

Property crime

Cyber crime 

Victimless crime

Organized crime

Political crime

Correct answer:

Political crime

Explanation:

A criminal act that is committed for ideological purposes that constitutes a threat against the state is referred to as "political crime." These criminal acts may utilize victimless, property, cyber, organized, and other crimes; however, if they are committed with an ideological purpose against the state, then they are considered to be a political crime. Political crimes may also be defined as a criminal act by the state. 

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