Criminology Past Papers


Subject: Criminology

Time Allowed: 10 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I  Encircle the correct option, cutting and overwriting is not allowed. (10)

1. Crime is a behavior that is covered by
a). laws b). statutes
c). mores d). a & b
2. The law that is concerned with acts, mental states, and accompanying circumstances or consequences which constitutes necessary features of various crimes is called
a). criminal law b). procedural law
c). substantive law d). none
3. Presence of guilty mind in any conduct refers to
a). deviance b). mens rea
c). a & b d). violation of folkways
4. Criminal laws are enacted, modified, and repealed by
a). public b). police
c). legislative bodies d). none
5. Crime of serious nature and are punishable by death or incarceration for a years or more in a State prison are known as
a). misdemeanors b). torts
c). felonies d).b & d
6. Cesare Becearia is known as
a). father of scientific criminology b). Prominent figure of classical school
c). control theorist d}. modem criminologist
7. When we punish malefactor A by imprisonment. We wish to warn A from committing further offenses. Such deterrence is known as
a). general deterrence b). specific deterrence
c). retribution d). a & e
8. Differential association theory of crime was presented by
a). Lomroso b). Sutherland
c). Reckless d). Albert Cohen
9. The main focus of Chicago school of criminology was to understand
a). street criminals b). social disorganization
c). police problems d). organized crime
10. ________ identified three types of biological delinquents described as ectomorph. endomorph and mesomorph
a). Sheldon b). Bonger
c). Hooton d). None


Subject: Criminology

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short answer, each answer carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Corporate crime                                                    Q#2: Professional criminals

Q#3: Crime as social problem                                      Q#4: Probation

Part-III ATTEMPT ANY TWO. Give detailed answer, each answer carries equal marks. (30)

Q#3: What do you understand by crime and criminality? Describe the elements of crime and explain the characteristics of criminal law.

Q#4: What is the major focus of socio-psychological theories of criminality? How dues Differential Association Theory’ attempt to explain criminal behavior in socio-psychological perspective? Elaborate.

Q#5: What is the importance of detection of crime in criminal justice system? Briefly explain the techniques and problems of crime detection.