Criminology : Public Order Crime

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Typologies Of Crime

Which of the following is considered to be a public order crime?

Possible Answers:

Aggressive panhandling





Correct answer:

Aggressive panhandling


Public order crimes are defined as crimes that threaten the general well-being and challenge the accepted mores, folkways, and laws of society. The only choice that represents a public order crime is "aggressive panhandling." On the other hand, "embezzlement," "shoplifting," and "burglary" are considered to be property crimes, while "assault" is a violent crime.

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