Sociology : Crime

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Sociology

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Deviance And Social Control

Crimes committed by regular people against each other or local organizations, usually in public or communal areas, are called __________.

Possible Answers:

victimless crimes

street crimes

nonviolent crimes

violent crimes

corporate crimes

Correct answer:

street crimes

Explanation:

Street crimes are crimes committed by regular people against each other or local organizations, usually in public or communal areas. Victimless crimes are illegal behaviors that do not result in injury to persons or property other than the person who committed them. Violent crimes are crimes that use force or threat of force. Nonviolent crimes are crimes that usually involve theft or destruction of property but do not use force or a threat of force.

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