Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice 5th Edition by Ray Surette – Test Bank
Chapter 11 Test Bank
1. Cumulatively, the media’s crime-and-justice content forwards the all of the following claims EXCEPT __________________.
a. Crime fighters need more training and resources because they are not capable of solving crimes legally.
b. Criminals can be rehabilitated in prison.
c. Crime is a result of individual characteristics and is not related to social structure, racism, or poverty.
d. The courts allow dangerous offenders to avoid guilt.
2. Research suggests that the media’s influence on criminality is an immediate concern due to all of the following considerations EXCEPT _________________.
a. Media effects motivate terrorists.
b. The media likely have more of a copycat effect on violent crime than property crime.
c. People seeking notoriety imitate crimes.
d. Violence-prone children and individuals who have difficulty distinguishing fact from fantasy are particularly at risk for aping media violence.
3. All of the following statements regarding media-based anticrime efforts are true EXCEPT __________________.
a. Anticrime efforts appear to be an effective means of disseminating information and influencing attitudes, but their ability to significantly affect behavior has not been established.
b. Although useful in specific areas, media-based anticrime programs are not likely to significantly reduce the overall crime rate.
c. Media-based anticrime programs can have significant immediate effects.
d. Media-based anticrime programs can have significant long-term effects.
4. There are conflicting arguments regarding the media’s effects on unwanted behaviors and public policies. Which of the following is the model of causality that concedes a statistical association between the media and some negative behaviors, but argues that the connection is due not to a causal relationship but to persons predisposed to certain behaviors seeking out particular types of media and concurrently behaving in ways similar to the behavior displayed in the media. Therefore, media can be safely ignored.
a. Negligible cause model
b. Nonlinear cause model
c. Primary cause model
d. Bidirectional cause model
5. The forces which drive the media and continue the disparity between media-constructed reality of crime and the real world reality of crime and justice include all of the following EXCEPT ___________________.
6. Which type of media-driving force must show a profit regardless of the social effects, while encouraging redundancy and boundary pushing?
7. Which type of media-driving force comes into play in a wide-scale social acceptance of the media-generated predator criminal icon, which entertains and comforts us?
8. Media-driven social trends have moved us toward more open public institutions and enhanced scrutiny of public trends. As a result, new media have done all of the following EXCEPT ________________________.
a. Increased the public’s tolerance for surveillance
b. Decreased media trial coverage
c. Revealed previously low-visibility criminal justice events
d. Increased the acceptance of media technology and entertainment formatting in crime and justice
9. Media have changed the way people interact with each other. All of the following statements are true EXCEPT ________________________.
a. The media experience is moving farther away from the direct personal experience.
b. The full effects of interactive media will be significant in games that emulate the experiences of crime and violence.
c. There is less direct, face-to-face conversation.
d. There is more face-to-face-like communication via media technology.
10. The future of crime-and-justice reality provides for differing scenarios. The scenario that frames a free-wheeling infotainment media which dominates the culture in a technologically resplendent journalism driven by an intrusive, near sadistic voyeurism is known as ________________.
c. The crime and justice spectacle
d. None of the above