CRJ 1B ch 1.3

Multiple Choice Questions (14)

An criminal event -based reporting system used by law enforcement agencies in the United States for collecting and reporting data on crimes. 

  • Mala In Se
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Felon
  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

A failure to do something that is legally required. 

  • Felon 
  • Mala Prohibita
  • Omission
  • U.S. Census Bureau

A term used to refer to crimes that do no direct harm to a particular victim, such as prostitution and gambling.

  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • Victimless Crime
  • Violation
  • Omission

A person who has been found guilty of committing a misdemeanor crime.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Omission
  • Misdemeanant
  • Rate (Crime)

The nine common-law felonies were: murder, robbery, manslaughter, rape, sodomy, larceny, arson, mayhem and burglary. 

  • Mala Prohibita
  • Common Law Felonies
  • Misdemeanant
  • Dark Figure of Crime

A Latin legal phrase referring to crimes that are “wrongs in themselves.” 

  • Misdemeanant 
  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • Mala Prohibita
  • Mala In Se

Official crime statistics for the United States that are collected and compiled by the FBI.

  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
  • Mala Prohibita
  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • Felon

A major national survey designed to measure the dark figure of crime.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • Rate (Crime)
  • Mala Prohibita

Acts that are criminal merely because they are prohibited by the government.

  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
  • Omission
  • Mala Prohibita

The number of times a crime occurs per 100,000 residents.

  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Rate (Crime)

Crimes unknown to police and not included in the official crime statistics.

  • Mala Prohibita
  • Dark Figure of Crime
  • Omission
  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)

A government agency partly responsible for conducting the NCVS.

  • Rate (Crime)
  • Felon
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Mala In Se

A person who has been found guilty of committing a felony crime.

  • Felon
  • Mala In Se
  • Mala Prohibita
  • Omission

A category of acts that are contrary to law, but do not reach the level of a misdemeanor, such as traffic offenses.

  • Mala In Se 
  • Omission 
  • Mala Prohibita 
  • Violation